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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Apologists Care About God's Truth

The bizarre thing is that true Christianity can be beaten up, bloodied, maligned, and laughed at, but true believers are not supposed to speak out against error and heresy.  We cannot risk speaking the truth in love today lest we be called bigots, intolerant, shrill, nay-sayers, and a host of other things.  Or we can risk it.  Charismatic extremists fearing the loss of coin and constituency threaten detractors with spiritual machine guns, curses, and a flood of nasty names such as “heresy hunters.”  Apologists are feared more that the devil. ...
The unsung heroes are really the apologists and Bereans of today.  They may be ignored, marginalized, and criticized, but their voices will never be silent.  They really care.  They care for God’s truth.  They care for God’s people.  They care because they know the destruction that error and false teachings bring.  What may not be obvious now will one day be obvious when the Lord issues the “well done” to those who have cared for His truth.
Editorial by G. Richard Fisher, PFO Journal, January-March 2011

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