Irenaeus Did Not Teach Self-Fulfillment

Irenaeus Did Not Teach Self-Fulfillment

A subjective quest for emotional fulfillment subverts Christian worship by focusing on how worship makes a person feel, and by encouraging worship schemes that arise from individual self-expression rather than the lived history of the people of God down through the ages. “Man fully alive” is at the heart of that most baneful of cultural deviations, the circus act known as “the contemporary worship service.”

~ Patrick Henry Reardon, “The Man Alive” (Touchstone Archives).

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