Wednesday, May 21, 2008

J.I. Packer on Christians and Doctrine

"Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology." --J.I. Packer

3 comments:

john majors said...

great quote!

martha said...

Sorry, I can't help but think that those who are not interested in theololgy are not interested in the word pelagianism.

I've been thinking about your Job question...I don't know what I think but I'm glad you brought it up because I've been reading it a lot lately.

~martha

HS said...

Martha,

I had not read the quote the way that you took it, but must say that your reading of it led to an astute and quite humorous observation. If the quote is directed toward those who are not interested in theology, it really is quite a funny quote...The reason that I personally posted the quote was as a motivator to those who have teaching responsibilities in the body of Christ to encourage those--who don't care about "theology" (the study of God) but are zealous--to actually give their theology a second thought by showing the "teacher" how important theology really is.