Quote – The Irreligion of Religion

“There is nothing more irreligious than self-absorbed religion.” – J.I. Packer (Christianity that is not other-centered has missed the point.)

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This one is from J.I Packer’s classic “Knowing God.” I am by no means Reformed or Calvinist in my thinking, but Packer can nail the details of self-righteousness better than most anyone.

“There is nothing more irreligious than self-absorbed religion.” – J.I. Packer

Religion so easily becomes a way that we hide from God. When we use our religion as a way to stay in control, we’re profoundly missing the point.

The way of Jesus is in its essence other-centered co-suffering love. Anything else is at best a selfish misunderstanding, at worst, anti-Christ.


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