Character

Doctrine is useless, unless… – JC Ryle

Doctrine is useless, unless… – JC Ryle

Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless; it does positive harm. Something of “the image of Christ” must be seen and observed by others in our private life, and habits, and character, and doings.

– JC Ryle –

Cultural Holiness –  Jerry Bridges

Cultural Holiness – Jerry Bridges

Many Christians have what we might call a “cultural holiness”. They adapt to the character and behavior pattern of Christians around them. As the Christian culture around them is more or less holy, so these Christians are more or less holy. But God has not called us to be like those around us. He has called us to be like Himself. Holiness is nothing less than conformity to the character of God.

– Jerry Bridges –