Saturday, July 13, 2013

William Lane Craig on the Relationship between Doctrine and the Holy Spirit

"To have Christ involves having the correct understanding of who Christ is. Otherwise you don’t really have Christ; you just have an emotional experience. Therefore doctrine is vitally important to the Christian life. Doctrine without the Holy Spirit leads to legalism. The Holy Spirit without doctrine leads to fanaticism. But doctrine with the Holy Spirit leads to true power in the Christian life. And this should be our goal – to have both the correct doctrine, the correct understanding of Christian truth, conjoined with a Spirit-filled Christian life. So we have both Word and the Spirit." [1]

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:

1. http://www.reasonablefaith.org/defenders-2-podcast/transcript/s1-1

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