John MacArthur on the Inferiority of Experience

The Sunday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is all about quotes. No commentary from me, no reflection, etc. Just a provocative or informative quote from a saint in church history.


MacArthur John“Affliction is one of God’s medicines! By it He often teaches lessons which would be learned in no We are not to base what we believe on what we have experienced. The reverse is true. Our experiences will grow out of what we believe. And we must continually examine and evaluate our experiences in light of the objective truth of God’s precious Word. Any other approach leads inevitably to speculation and error. To build a theology on experience is to build on sand. But to build a theology on God’s inspired, revealed Word is to build on rock. It is all a question of authority.”

– John MacArthur, in Charismatic Chaos


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