Tuesday, January 23, 2007


…today’s church is in a similar position to the California gold rushers of 1850. Spiritual riches are promised at every turn. New programs, new philosophies, new parachurch ministries—each glitters a little bit more than the last, promising better results and bigger returns. But, as was true in the mid-1800’s, just because it glitters doesn’t mean it’s good. Christians need to be equally wary of ‘fool’s gold.’ We must not accept new trends (or old traditions) without first testing them to see if they meet with God’s approval. If they fail the test, we should discard them and warn others also. But if they pass the test, in keeping with the truth of God’s Word, we can embrace and endorse them wholeheartedly.

--John MacArthur, Fool’s Gold, pp. 20-21


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fool's Gold by MacArthur is a great book and well worth the time to read.

thank you for posting the quote

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