Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Legalism and alcoholism

I thought this was excellent (by John Piper):
Legalism is a more dangerous disease than alcoholism because it doesn't look like one.
  • Alcoholism makes men fail; legalism helps them succeed in the world.
  • Alcoholism makes men depend on the bottle; legalism makes them self-sufficient, depending on no one.
  • Alcoholism destroys moral resolve; legalism gives it strength.
  • Alcoholics don't feel welcome in church; legalists love to hear their morality extolled in church.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very insightful. I wish we could print that and stick it up at the entrance of every church!