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

Monday, February 8, 2016

You Can’t Get Instruction From That Which Destroys

No man gets instruction from that which tends to destruction. No man receives illumination from a quarter where all is darkness. Let our “seeking,” therefore be in that which is our own, and from those who are our own, and concerning that which is our own,—that, and only that, which can become an object of inquiry without impairing the rule of faith.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XII


Anonymous said...

Astronomers say black holes are the ultimate machines of destruction. Now some scientists are claiming their LIGO apparatus has detected gravitational waves from two black holes merging, and they say it took a billion years for those waves to get to us. What should we do with this kind of claim?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Take it for what it's worth --- nothing.

Just speculations, no facts.