Thursday, July 16, 2009

Idolatry

"If you idolize your denomination you must demonize the others. If you idolize cessationism you have to demonize charismatic theology. If you idolize reformed theology you have to demonize Arminian theology... Turning a good thing into a God thing is a bad thing." - Mark Discoll

2 comments:

Ryan said...

Credit goes to Reg from LCCC for passing on this quote.

markchop said...

As much as I agree with his intentions of his writing the last line just rubs me wrong. I think, as scripture states, every good and perfect gift is from God. So if it's good it's of God. Unless i just misunderstood what he's saying...If you turn what you think was a good thing into a god then it's bad. Otherwise it sounds as if good things aren't actually from God. Though good things could be turned into gods IE; idolatry your title...

i think that posting this was not a smart thing to do. I basically read this by typing my response. I'm gonna post it because i am that slow :-)