Thursday, April 30, 2015
Start With the Principle!
It seems to me that many people get into trouble in their Christian lives because they rush to particulars. “What about this or that?” they ask. The answer to such questions is to go back and to find a general principle. The details can never be properly understood except in the light of the whole. The whole is greater than the parts, and controls our understanding of them. The particular problems that arise in the Christian life must never be considered in isolation; to do so is to court error and heresy and much trouble in practice.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Christian Unity: An Exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16, p.23-24