Euphemisms

Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.

D. A. Carson, For the Love of God vol. ii, January 23

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One Response to “Euphemisms”

  1. Emily Says:

    These statements remind me that holiness doesn’t happen by accident! The psalmist went so far as to say “I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless.” Tall order.

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