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The Danger of a Self-Focus: Paul Tripp

22 Sep

The most dangerous kinds of self-focus are those that take on the form of the good things of the kingdom of God…The Good News is packaged and marketed (using, uncritically, all the techniques of modern advertising) as a religious product: offering “peace of mind”, “how to get to heaven”, “health and prosperity”, “inner healing”, “the answer to all your problems” etc. What is promoted as “faith in God” often turns out to be a means for obtaining emotional security or material blessing in this life and an insurance policy in the next…It does not raise fundamental and disturbing questions about the assumptions upon which people build their lives…It is simply a religious image of the secular consumerist culture in which modern men and women live.”

Tripp, Paul David (2007-10-31). A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger than You (p. 74). New Growth Press. Kindle Edition.

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