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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Very Good Question

Shall we judge of matters of the Christian faith by the fathers or primitive writers for three or four hundred years after Christ?  But they often contradicted one another, and themselves too; and what is worse, they sometimes contradicted Scripture itself.

Isaac Watts, Logic: The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry After Truth, pg.217

1 comment:

Jesse said...

Which is a fundamental weakness of Roman Catholics appealing to the Church Fathers as a means of establishing doctrine.