What D.A. Carson Said

During yesterday’s sermon, I shared these words from D.A. Carson:

People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.

We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance;

We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom;

We drift toward superstition and call it faith.

We cherish the indiscipleine of lost self-control and call it relaxation;

Wwe slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism;

We slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.

Since I didn’t say it the first time, I thought it was worth repeating a second.