Monday, May 06, 2019

Pinnock: another retreat from reality

Monday, May 6, 2019
    For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
    —2 Timothy 4:3 (NIV)
    There has been a tendency of late to interpret alienation from faith in intellectual rather than experiential terms. Academically oriented Christians especially tend to think that the barriers to faith should be removed by repackaging the content of the message in a way more congenial to the modern outlook. But it is quite possible that we are dealing not so much with a failure of intellect, as with a failure of experience, an alienation from the experiential roots of Christianity itself so amply attested in the New Testament.
    ... Clark H. Pinnock (1937-2010), Reason Enough, Exeter: Paternoster, 1980, p. 48-49 (see the book)
    See also 2 Tim. 4:3-4; Isa. 28:11-12; Matt. 11:16-19; 24:12; John 8:45-47; Gal. 4:16; 2 Tim. 3:1-5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make Your presence known to Your people.
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