MOST ‘CHAMPIONS OF CHRISTIANITY’ ARE BUT NATURAL MEN

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MOST ‘CHAMPIONS OF CHRISTIANITY’ ARE BUT NATURAL MEN

A.W. Pink

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” [1Cor 2:14]

To be assured on divine authority that our hearts are incurably wicked, that we love darkness rather than light, that we hate alike the law and the gospel, is revolting to our whole being. Every possible effort is put forth by the carnal mind to repudiate such a flesh-withering and humiliating description of human nature. If it cannot be refuted by an appeal to facts, then it must be held up to ridicule.

Such opposition to the truth should neither surprise nor discourage us, for it has been plainly announced to us: “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

The very fact that they are foolishness to him should lead us to expect he will laugh at and scorn them. Nor must we be alarmed when we find this mocking of the truth is far from being confined to avowed infidels and open enemies of God; this same antagonism appears in the great majority of religious persons and those who pose as the champions of Christianity.

[Quoted from – ‘The Doctrine of Man’s Impotency’]

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