Saturday, September 24, 2005

Happy-happy and doctrine both

Jeff at Anti-Itch Meditation looks at 1 Tim 4:16 and considers different approaches to discipleshhip:
I often hear people criticize those who emphasize doctrine and I also hear criticism of those who emphasize victorious, happy-happy living. Both are good in one aspect, both are bad in another. If you combine the two--sound doctrine with victorious living, benefits will abound both for you and anyone who hears you.

If the Church did both of these it would be running smoothly. The fact that it’s not running smoothly is proof that we are not. So what are we waiting for? Know it and live it.

Sounds reasonable to me.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Arlan, SpG said...

Good point!

9:26 PM, September 24, 2005  
Blogger rev-ed said...

Ah, it would never work. After all, who would we get to criticize? ;)

10:30 PM, September 24, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, brother.

1:12 PM, September 25, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Ha!

1:13 PM, September 25, 2005  
Blogger jeff said...

We still have the world to criticize. Criticism knows no bounds.

8:47 PM, September 25, 2005  

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