Monday, February 16, 2009

More Wells

Scripture cannot function authoritatively if the church is not willing to put itself under its authority and learn from it as God's sole authoritative guide for its belief and practice... And today we cannot claim we believe in the Bible's authority if we set it aside to build the church in our own way.

For evangelicals, this has taken the form of using polling, marketing, and business know-how to adapt Christian faith to generational niches. It has also involved recasting Christian faith in therapeutic terms for those who have left a moral world and now inhabit a psychological world.

David Wells, The Courage to be Protestant

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