Saturday, March 03, 2012

Daily Thought: Doctrines Don't Save

Doctrines do not save or transform lives.  Christ does.  Doctrines do not give specific guidance to lives.  A divine Person does.  You do not pray to a doctrine; you pray to a Person.  Merely to believe and understand a doctrine is not to experience the abundant life Christ desires for you.  In order to do that, you need to experience a Person.  The doctrine can lead you to Christ, but it can never substitute for him.

Henry and Richard Blackaby, Hearing God's Voice, Broadman and Holman Publishers (2002), p. 12

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