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Theological Intoxication

“If we pursue theological knowledge for its own sake, it is bound to go bad on us. It will make us proud and conceited. The very greatness of the subject matter will intoxicate us, and we shall come to think of ourselves as a cut above other Christians because of our interest in it and grasp of it… [We must be] interested in truth and orthodoxy, in biblical teaching and theology, not as ends to themselves, but as means to further ends of life and godliness.”

~ J.I. Packer, Knowing God (Ch. 1, pp. 21, 22)