The folly of biblical behavior

“By beholding folly as the folly of others, thine own folly cries out to heaven. Even negation of this world and perception of the paradox of life; even submission to the judgment of God and waiting upon Him; even ‘brokenness’; even the behavior of the ‘Biblical Man’ – if these proceed from the adoption of a point of view, of a method, of a system, or of a particular kind of behavior, by which men distinguish themselves from other men – are no more then the righteousness of men; and it evokes the wrath of God.” – Karl Barth, The Epistle to the Romans, 56-57.