D. A. Carson, For the Love of God, Vol. 2:
People do not – will not – drift towards holiness apart from grace-driven effort. People do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer and obedience to scripture, faith and delight in the Lord.
Instead we drift toward compromise and call it tolerance;
we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom;
we drift toward superstition and call it faith;
we drift toward indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation;
we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we’ve escaped legalism;
we slag toward godlessness and convince ourselves that we have been liberated.