Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Great Definition of Perversion

From Plantinga's book, Not the Way It's Supposed to Be, a definition of perversion that is helpful for understanding the extent of its impact:
Perversion is an ends-and-purposes disease. Most broadly understood, perversion is the turning of loyalty, energy, and desire away from God and God's project in the world: it is the diversion of construction materials for the city of God to side projects of our own, often accompanied by jerry-built ideologies that seek to justify the diversion.

Plantinga's book is filled with wonderful, descriptive illustrations of sin, its corruption, and its extent. Check it out.


1 comment:

Terry Delaney said...

This is not germaine to the post, but I will be praying for you tomorrow as you deliver God's Word at State Street. Please pray for me as well as I will be preaching at Mount Moriah in Boston, KY (on two days notice)