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CS Lewis wrote:

January 25, 2011

“The main thing we learn from a serious attempt to practice the Christian virtues is that we fail.  If there was any idea that God had set us a sort of exam and that we might get good marks by deserving them, that has to be wiped out.  If there was any idea of a sort of bargain—any idea that we could perform our side of the contract and thus put God in our debts so that it was up to Him to perform His side—that has to be wiped out..everyone has the idea of an exam or of a bargain; the first result of real Christianity is to blow that to bits.”

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  1. Erin permalink
    January 28, 2011 9:58 am

    I just read this from J.I. Packer’s forward in Revival by Lloyd-Jones. It reminded me of you:

    “Dr. Lloyd-Jones was an assiduous preacher as well as an outstanding one. For more than forty years ye produced two sermons weekly, each forty to sixty minutes long, and for much of that time it was three. Large-scale exposition of Scripture was his invariable method, but he was, as he often insisted, an evangelist first and foremost. The proclamation, vindication, and application of the New Testament gospel as the last and profoundest word about God and man was from one standpoint the whole of his ministry.”

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