I'm just listening to a series of sermons on Revelation given by Carson at the Carey Conference in 1994. Highly recommended! The man has great insight and is an excellent preacher!I remember someone, I think it was Bruce Wilkinson, talking about three generation pattern in terms of personal holiness:1) The first generation lives according to their convictions. 2) The second generation adopts the same lifestyle because that's the way their parents lived, that is as a set of rules. 3) The third generation sees those rules as merely their parents' opinions and rejects them.For example: David, Solomon, Rehoboam.The point was for all of us to live out of properly-established convictions, not blind legalism or rebellious reactionism. Thanks for a great quote, Nick!
Tom,Thanks for the link to the sermons by Carson. Yes, the same could be applied to holiness as well. Yes, I agree that we need to be intentional about developing our own biblically established convictions in terms of sound doctrine which is demonstrated in a life of personal holiness. I am thankful for you brother,Nick
Great quote - David Gibson (A PHD student at Aberdeen & editor of www.beginningwithmoses.org) wrote a brilliant article about a two or three years ago expanding on that concept - you can read it here.
Stephen (Spooh),Thanks for the heads up. I will read the article tonight before I go to sleep. May God richly bless you in your studies! Nick
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