Paul calls this approach “self-made religion” which is exactly what all forms of pietism are. They all suggest that having been converted by the Lord through the cross and practicing His ordained means of grace by faith are inadequate. They have discovered a better way that leads to a higher order experience. Paul says they have “the appearance of wisdom.”
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Pastor Bob DeWaay over at Critical Issues Commentary has written a great article on the dangers of Pietism and how Christians are deceived by it's various forms. This is a must read for every Christian and especially new believers in Christ.