Doctrine and devotion

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.


About glennchristopherson

Australian by birth, Christian by second birth. Saved by the grace of God in 1983. Driven by a love for Christ and His Church and a healthy scepticsm of man and his 'church'. As a former ordained minister and church planter, I've seen first hand the beauty and power of the redeemed of the Lord and the bondage and foolishness of carnal religion. Religion is political, the Church is relational; religion is bondage, the Church lives in liberty, religion directs men to itself, the Church directs men to Christ; religion is full of self appointed policemen, the Church is God appointed ambassadors and an Embassy of Prayer
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One Response to Doctrine and devotion

  1. ian vincent says:


    I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would that you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.
    (Rev 3:15-16)

    Their lukewarmness was not that they believed in heresies or were false teachers.

    It’s just what you are saying, brother, that they were not passionate about the glorious, stupendous truth of Christ Jesus, and His glorious life.

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