Recovering the Art of Christian Prudence

Wednesday, 01 Mar 2000

Prudence becomes essential where general rules leave off. Either-or solutions, leaving us to an easy antinomianism or an equally easy legalism, often stunt our moral growth.
To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom,Justice, judgment, and equity;To give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion ….Proverbs 1:2-4 There is always a risk in writing on ethical topics, especially on a subject one has not mastered. But Christian prudence deserves our attention. Let me explain why I think it is such an important issue. Legalism and Reverse Legalism In Reformed circles, it's often called the "cage phase&...

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