Posted by: chuckbumgardner | February 27, 2008

Wilberforce on Doctrine and Morals

William Wilberforce noted this factor in the decline of Christianity in Britain:

“The fatal habit of considering Christian morals as distinct from
Christian doctrines insensibly gained strength. Thus the peculiar
doctrines of Christianity went more and more out of sight, and
as might naturally have been expected, the moral system itself
also began to wither and decay, being robbed of that which
should have supplied it with life and nutriment.”

   

Quoted in John Piper, Counted Righteous in Christ (Crossway Books, 2002), 25.

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  1. Gorgeous! You make me want to darken the halls of Central Cemetery on weekdays, brother!

  2. Eric White will be glad to sign you up any time you are ready ;-)


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