We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Truth Demands Confrontation

Truth demands confrontation: loving confrontation, but confrontation nevertheless.  If our reflect action is always accommodation regardless of the centrality of the truth involved, there is something wrong.  Just as what we may call holiness without love is not God’s kind of holiness, so also what we may call love without holiness, is not God’s kind of love.  God is hoy and God is love…. [A] false spirit of accommodation is sweeping the world as well as the church, including those who claim the label of evangelical.

Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster.  Cited in “Quotable,”  The Berean Call, May 1996

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