The Gospel Coalition

"The most important thing about Joyce Huggett's best-selling book, Listening to God, was this: if anyone had written a book thirty years ago with that title, you would have expected it to be about Bible study, not about prayer . . . Many [Christians] now rely far more on inward promptings than on their Bible knowledge to decide what they are going to do in a situation."

-- Roy Clements, "An Overview of Evangelicalism Today," unpublished paper prepared for the UCCF Triennial Consultation (May 6-8, 1994), 6. Quoted in D.A. Carson, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Zondervan, 1996), 506.


John A. Hartley

April 19, 2012 at 05:25 PM

Regrettably, Roy Clements - the one being quoted - succumbed to a degree of self-autonomy much more grave.