Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Godliness

In J.I. Packer's excellent book "A Quest for Godliness" he explains: "Godliness, to the Puritans, was essentially a matter of conscience, inasmuch as it consisted in a hearty, disciplined, 'considerate' (thoughtful) response to known evangelical truth, and centered upon the getting and keeping of a good conscience.... It is maintained through life by seeking to do God's will in all things, and by constantly keeping the cross in view."
What godliness is NOT is a set of rules determined by someone else's conscience.
--Queen Lucy

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