Thursday, March 26, 2020
Emotionalism Cannot Be a Guide
We must judge teachings and practices, and these cannot be judged accurately apart from the Bible. We must not judge something to be of God merely because it results in changed lives for the better, particularly when it is presented as a "new move" that all must accept.
If an individual's emotions are the most important activities of life, as they must be if by them alone one reaches God, then no person has any basis to complain against any emotion which another person cares to make supreme. Emotion is supreme and is therefore its own and only judge. The intellect is enjoined from interfering. The emotionalist must therefore assert that there is no reason for selecting one emotion above another. The emotion which emotes most emotionally is on its own authority best and most valuable.
Gordon H. Clark, A Christian Philosophy of Education, p.148