On The Mechanical Solution to Spirituality: "...it is obvious that there is no mechanical solution to true spirituality or the true Christian life. Anything that has the mark of the mechanical upon it is a mistake. It is not possible to say, read so many chapters of the Bible every day, and you will have this much sanctification. It is not possible to say, pray so long every day, and you will have a certain amount of sanctification. It is not possible to add the two together and to say, you will have this big a piece of sanctification. This is purely a mechanical solution. The real solution is being cast up into the moment-by-moment communion, personal communion, with God Himself, and letting Christ's truth flow through me through the agency of the Holy Spirit."
(Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality: Chapter 7 - The Fruitful Bride )
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