Cold, dead orthodoxy is just as much a slander of God as wild-eyed heresy. All true doctrine is devotional. And all godly devotion is doctrinal. The truth of the gospel always crushes mens pride and pronounces judgement on apathy. It exalts Christ and lays men low. It demolishes mens puffed up philosophies and lifts up the wisdom of God. Orthodoxy is far more than a bored assent to the truth of Christ, it is a heart-felt glorying in the goodness of God alone. Heretics are often more passionate in their allegiance to hell bound lies about God, than those who profess truth are to the heaven-birthed realities of Christ Jesus. No one can really grasp the truth of the gospel without their heart being filled, their mind being enlightened and their voices being loosed to sing and declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His glorious light.
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