People Do Not Drift Toward Holiness — A Quote

People do not drift toward Holiness.

Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.

We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.

D.A. Carson (1999). For the Love of God, Volume 2

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One thought on “People Do Not Drift Toward Holiness — A Quote

  1. That is correct. I think people can come closer to holiness only in two instances, one if his company (or friends) are god-loving and second if he has pain, difficulty and he has been desperate (sometime in his life).

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