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

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Christian Intolerance is Unifying

It is precisely because we are all one in Christ that you cannot have a World Congress of Faiths.  Such an idea is a farce; indeed it is a denial of Christ.  Christianity cannot participate in such a Congress.  It cannot enter into any proposal or conference that says that Christianity is marvelous, but, after all, God gave insights to the Buddha, to Confucius, Mahomet and others and we can learn something from them.  The Christian does not need to learn from such quarters, because "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ."  He does not need them, is not interested in them, because he has it all in Himself.  Even to give a glance at any other is a denial of Him.  Intolerant, and yet unifying!

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Christian Unity: An Exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16, p.103


Anonymous said...

Interesting quote in light of the fact that yoga is now accepted by the "church" and is practiced within its quarters. In our congregation we have a yoga instructor who conducts community classes and the leadership says, "We can do the exercises just as long as we do not participate in the meditation part."

And I sit around men in leadership who say "just leave it up to the men to do the discerning.....women are not as equipped as men."

Okay, then, as a woman.....I'll just leave the discerning up to the men, and then leave that charismatic/Baptist church altogether.....for I have seen a quote that bears witness to the accelerating apostasy in this day and age....a convergence of religions, including Christianity.....and it goes like this.....

"As goes the Church, so goes the culture."

And yes, women are equipped with discernment as well due to the fact that God, the Holy Spirit, does live inside of His temples, male and female.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anyone who says women in general can't be discerning is a fool. Over the many years I have been studying apologetics, I have taught my wife and daughter to be discerning. My wife is one of the most discerning people I know.

Once you learn to spot the lie, you begin to see it everywhere. The lie can only hide from people unwilling to acknowledge it.