God Glorified in the Cross

Monday, 27 Aug 2007

Faith does not set out to merit God's favor. It does not try to appease God by vain promises of better performances in the future, nor does it take anything to itself.
One sure sign of the enduring significance of the Westminster Shorter Catechism is the frequency with which its first question is answered in even non-confessional circles: "The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever." As recent surveys by Barna, Gallup, and many others have demonstrated, even most Christians today regard self-fulfillment as the main purpose in life, and that, I think, measures what Columbia University historian Eugene Rice calls "the gulf between the secular imagination of the twentieth century and the sixteenth century's intoxication with the majesty of ...

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