“No-one can live on the spiritual capital of his ancestors. As R.B.Y. Scott puts it, ‘The religious group which only carries on the momentum in belief and practice of an age which has passed away, and has not made its own the covenant of the fathers, will find that the covenant is no longer valid, and the living God has passed on to seek a new people for Himself.”

–Leon Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, 74

I agree.

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1   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
June 16th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

“No-one can live on the spiritual capital of his ancestors.”

You’re playin’ my song!

2   nc    
June 16th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

but no one can get started without it….

3   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
June 16th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Some of my spiritual ancestors were wrong. I had to deviate to be saved. The Holy Spirit and the Scriptures are the divine path.

4   nc    
June 16th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

What do we mean by “spiritual ancestors”?

5   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
June 16th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I believe the gist of the post was suggesting creating our own foundations rather than standing on the spiritual foundation of others. It is a principle that I energetically espouse.

6   Joe    
June 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

So Hebrews 12:1 means what? Especially the part about being surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses.

7   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
June 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

It means that their faith was an example to us, however the OP suggests that our faith must stand on its own merits.

8   Brendt Waters    http://www.csaproductions.com/blog/
June 17th, 2009 at 10:06 am

(cough) (cough) Spurgeon worship (cough) (cough) Calvin idolatry (cough) (cough)