A perfectly arranged display table of plastic fruit

Posted: November 21, 2013 in Theology

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Balance achieved by disobedience to God’s Spirit is, in the end, a perfectly arranged display table full of plastic fruit. Looks good, feeds no one. “Balance” is always a watchword of counter-revival. And so are, “concern,” “sound doctrine,” and “order.” All of these are biblical things which true revivalists treasure and to which they aspire. But in the hands of revival opponents, Bible is plucked up and inserted into an agenda that is of human origin. Human agendas are fine until they are at odds with God’s will, then they take on a demonic character. And demons will be assigned to quote Bible verses to make plausible arguments against God’s work. This is why holy fruit and the heart in love with Christ are the marks of discipleship more than mere words. The kingdom isn’t talk, but power. Paul came to see what kind of power they had, not what Bible verses they were quoting.

And I think he knew something about sound doctrine.

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