Lloyd-Jones on the Psychological Use of the Bible


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Thank God, the Bible always faces things as they are, even at their worst.  That is why to me a psychological use of the Bible is of the devil.  It is a mis-use of it, because the Bible is not concerned simply to ease a situation.  It has a strength and a power; it is concerned about courage, but in terms of its own truth so it looks at the world as it is, at its worst.  People say, ‘Why, that is depressing!’  Well, if it is depressing to you, it is because you do not accept the teaching of the Bible.  To be realistic should not be depressing to those who think straightly and clearly, and this is a realistic book.

– D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, from his book “Fellowship with God”

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