Quote of the Week: James Montgomery Boice on Shallow American Evangelicalism

Posted: November 19, 2008 by Rick Hogaboam in Uncategorized

James Montgomery Boice (July 7, 1938June 15, 2000) was a Reformed
theologian and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death. He is heard on The Bible Study Hour
radio broadcast and was a well known author and speaker in evangelical and Reformed circles. He also served as Chairman of the
International Council on Biblical Inerrancy
for over ten years and was a founding member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

“What is the problem? The problem is that the evangelical movement in America in the twentieth century is shallow. It speaks of salvation, but it does not grapple with sin. And since it does not grapple with sin, there can be no true repentance…. ‘Sin’ no longer means rebellion against God and his righteous law, for which we are held accountable, but rather ignorance or the kind of oppression that is imagined to reside in social structures”

From “The Minor Prophets: Volume I” pgs. 56,57

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