Sunday, June 15, 2008

Not about 'faith' but about 'faith in'

"The new theory denies infallibility to the words of God, but practically imputes it to the judgments of men; at least, this is all the infallibility which they can get at. I protest that I will rather risk my soul with a guide inspired from heaven, than with the differing leaders who arise from the earth at the call of "modern thought."

Either we have faith in God or we have faith in ourselves. Ironically, as Jesus notes, when you give up on self you save yourself. Or as Calvin puts it, when we know God we really know ourselves - knowing our mighty giftedness and our deep depravity as men before Majesty.

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