Worship: Truth and Emotion
hearts in worship." The author is John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist
Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
BIBLICAL WORSHIP: TRUTH AND EMOTION
Truth without emotion produces dead orthodoxy and a church full of
artificial admirers (like people who write generic anniversary cards for a
living). On the other hand, emotion without truth produces empty frenzy and
cultivates shallow people who refuse the discipline of rigorous thought. But
true worship comes from people who are deeply emotional and who love deep and
sound doctrine. Strong affections for God rooted in truth are the bone and
marrow of Biblical worship.
-John Piper in DESIRING GOD: MEDITATIONS OF A CHRISTIAN HEDONIST, Multnomah
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