July 9, 2008


"A person with much truth may lag behind in godliness because there are hindrances that arise between the truth in the mind and the response of the heart to that truth.

"These hindrances may include loss of memory; ease of distraction; blind spots that keep one from seeing how a truth applies to a long-held pattern of behavior; mental disorders (mild or profound) that create disconnects between thoughts and volitions; confusion and ignorance about the way sanctification is meant to work; or hidden rebellion of the heart that covers itself with a veneer of orthodoxy."

Source: If You Can Be Godly and Wrong, Does Truth Matter? John Piper, 7/2/2008.

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