Seven Deadly Redux, Part 2

Richard Mouw at Fuller quotes Herman Bavink in The Certainty of Faith in which Bavink writes,

[W]e must remind ourselves that the Catholic righteousness by good works is vastly preferable to a protestant righteousness by good doctrine. At least righteousness by good works benefits one’s neighbor, whereas righteousness by good doctrine only produces lovelessness and pride. Furthermore, we must not blind ourselves to the tremendous faith, genuine repentence, complete surrender and the fervent love for God and neighbor evident in the lives and work of many Catholic Christians. The Christian life is so rich that it develops its full glory not just in a single form or within the walls of one church.

This highlights ways in which the warm-hearted and cold-hearted relate. Sad to say, I find myself in a cold-hearted camp.

(via Alan Jacobs)

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