Saturday, March 6, 2010

What is at the center?

"I suddenly saw that someone could use all the language of evangelical Christianity, and yet the center was fundamentally the self, my need of salvation. And God is auxiliary to that....I also saw that quite a lot of evangelical Christianity can easily slip, can become centered in me and my need of salvation, and not in the glory of God." (Lesslie Newbigin)

"It is this God, majestic and holy in his being...who has disappeared from the modern evangelical world." (David Wells)

Both quotes are from John Piper's "The Legacy of Sovereign Joy" (pp. 117,118)

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