Righteousness by good doctrine...

(Tim) This just posted as a comment by Craig French. Never read it before, but it puts into words a conviction David and I've had for quite a while, now. Thank you, Craig.

[W]e must remind ourselves that the Catholic righteousness by good works is vastly preferable to a protestant righteousness by good doctrine. At least righteousness by good works benefits one’s neighbor, whereas righteousness by good doctrine only produces lovelessness and pride. -Herman Bavinck

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Wonder if this quote made it into Clark's Recovering the Reformed Confessions (on sale now at the WSC libray doncha know)?

Yeah, and just imagine how bad righteousness without doctrine is, or even worse, Protestant sanctimony.

I know there's a dig in there somewhere. Help me out.

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