“When a people have given themselves over to a lie, the scriptural pattern is for God to give them over to more lies”

Making all necessary adjustments for the changes in time and place, the modern evangelical Church, eyes fat as grease, bastion of born againism, is fully as corrupt as the Church prior to the Reformation. And this is not a back-handed way of praising the Church prior to the Reformation. When a people have given themselves over to a lie, the scriptural pattern is for God to give them over to more lies, so that they might learn to eat their own cooking. The further into the delusion we go, the starker the evidence of such delusion is, and the more difficult it is to get anyone to see what has actually happened. And on those occasions when someone will admit that there are ‘excesses’ out there, it is still glibly assumed that these excesses are scattered around the periphery of modern evangelicalism. And thus, we heal the wound lightly, saying peace, peace, when there is no peace. This idolatry is right at the heart of our identity as modern evangelicals. We have sold out the faith for a buck. The one thing in our favor is that we made a bigger profit than Judas did. And, unlike Judas, we keep what we get.
Douglas Wilson

3 Comments

  1. Perhaps it is just my slanted viewpoint, but in the first 3/4, he seems to be decrying the situation, and then in the last bit there, patting the royal we on the back (clearly including himself) for making out like a bandit, and being so unrepentantly greedy.

  2. “…the modern evangelical Church…is fully as corrupt as the Church prior to the Reformation.”

    Translation:
    And the CREC is leading the Second Reformation!

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