Thursday, May 18, 2006

The 'Sensuous' Christian

Jim from Slice posted this quote from R.C. Sproul. I thought it accurately applies to so many christians today. I think it ties in well with the post "I Want to Feeeeel God".

The 'Sensuous' Christian

The sensuous Christian is one who lives by his feelings rather through his understanding of the Word of God. The sensuous Christian cannot be moved to service, prayer or study unless he "feels like it". His Christian life is only as effective as the intensity of present feelings. When he experiences spiritual euphoria, he is a whirlwind of Godly activity; when he is depressed, he is spiritually incompetent. He constantly seeks new and fresh spiritual experiences and uses them to determine the Word of God. His "inner feelings" become the ultimate test of truth.
The sensuous Christian doesn't need to study the Word of God because he already knows the will of God by his feelings. He doesn't want to know God; he wants to experience him.
--Knowing Scripture, R.C. Sproul


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