Hidden Treasures

The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

Saint or Brute?

“Richard Baxter was right to formulate the alternatives as ‘a saint – or a brute’.  That,  ultimately, is the only choice, and everyone, sooner or later, consciously or unconsciously opts for one or the other.  Nowadays, some will maintain, in the name of Humanism, that the ‘Puritan’ sexual morality of the Bible is inimical to the attainment of true human maturity, and that a little more license makes for richer living. Of this ideology we would only say that the proper name for it is not Humanism, but Brutism.  Sexual laxity does not make you more of a man, but less so; it brutalizes you, and tears your soul to pieces.  The same is true wherever any of God’s commandments are disregarded.  We are only living truly human lives just so far as we are labouring to keep God’s commandments; no further.” 

J.I. Packer  in  Knowing God


December 9, 2006 - Posted by | Gems

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