Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Driver: the one remaining virtue

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
    —Romans 12:2 (NIV)
    It is easy to recognize, in the relational rigidities of many chapel-going people, the “negative reflex actions” of a character structure which has survived the destruction of its intellectual and moral foundations. But equally, no one can go far in the Free Churches without lighting upon the new or newish cult of “sincerity as an end in itself”—the first refuge of minds too lazy to rebuild their intellectual foundations—and the sentimental distrust of “orthodoxy” and “authority,” in theological contexts at least.
    ... Christopher Driver (1932-1997), A Future for the Free Churches?, London: SCM Press, 1962, p. 65 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 12:2; Acts 2:46-47; Rom. 12:9; Phil. 2:12; 1 Tim. 1:5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may I never scorn Your word or Your people.
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