When the Reports Are Never Cheery

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“Imagine going into a hospital for the soul and inviting them to run every test imaginable—spiritual blood work, MRIs, X-rays, the works. Imagine further that omni-competent angelic technicians are running the show, recalling that the law was delivered to us through angels. This is what the law of God does. It detects everything—the slightest stirring of lust, the first few cancer cells of envy, the leprosy of vainglory, the pustules of pride, which we think are beauty marks. And the report always comes back to us in the words of God to Abimelech: ‘Behold, you are a dead man’ (Gen. 20:3, NASB).”

The Cultural Mind, p. 278