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

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Popular Jesus?

When Jesus gets popular in the mass media, watch out -- it's not the real Jesus.  The church popular is the church polluted, and the church persecuted is the church pure.

Norman Geisler, cited by Douglas LeBlanc in "The Mass Media's Quest for the Historical Jesus," Christian Research Journal, Vol. 27 / No. 3, 2004, "News Watch"

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