Ignorance leads to… holiness?

Yesterday’s Ryle quote stated called holiness “the habit of agreeing with the mind with God, in accordance as we find His mind described in Scripture.” And the other day in USA Today we have this fine sentiment as the Episcopals descend on Columbus for their their triennial convention:

[T]he whole purpose of the Bible … to convince people to set the written word down in order to become living words in the world for God’s sake. –Barbara Brown Taylor

Such is a typical example of the false teaching (oops, I’m sorry, diverse views) we’ve come to expect from such clouds without water (oops, “holy troublemakers”). Apparently holy acts don’t spring from knowledge. One advantage of this “close the Book” philosophy is that you remain blissfully unaware of contrary sentiments in Scripture:

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. -Heb 4:12

And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. -Acts 20:32

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Ps 119:105)

And on it goes…

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