"Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning."
"The fingers of your thoughts are molding your face ceaselessly."
"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."
"Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail, nor reason."
"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."
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"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." CS Lewis
A few weeks ago Rachel Held Evans published an article about division within the “Christian” faith. In her article Evans outlines why she feels that division within the Church must exist. On this Evans and I agree, which happens rarely. At times it is important to oppose those who claim to be Christians but simply do not rely upon inspiration from Scripture, or distort it for their own purposes (something I would charge Evans with).
It is amazing the animosity I have received when I labor the point that an individual or church has disassociated themselves from being part of the bride of Christ because they are theologically in error in a manner that disfigures the character or intentions of God to which He has spoken plainly and therefore none have any excuse. Yet other so-called “Christians” take offence to anyone who would possibly draw a theological line in the sand. Charles Spurgeon was indeed correct when he stated “Ah! now, who cares for truth except a few narrow-minded bigots as they are called”. Such a pronouncement seems as true now, as when Spurgeon said it back in 1856.
"The word theology of course means the study of God. So all Christians should be theologians, since we all should study God and seek to know as much about him as we possibly can. But of course it is not just a matter of knowing about God, but actually knowing God.
Both go together, and both must be stressed. In this regard, as I was reading Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Romans 14 last night, I came upon this neat little snippet: “The devil always tempts us to become academic or theoretical. This is one of the greatest dangers confronting any Christian, but particularly those who are more intelligent.
“It applies to all areas of our lives, including our study of theology. We can be interested in a doctrine in a purely theoretical manner and almost forget that we are dealing with God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these great doctrines of salvation. We can be handling them as if we were studying science or any other secular subject – and that is a terrible thing. We must never forget the spirit.”
I came across a great triangle debate between a young-earth creationist who uses the classical apologetic methodology (Richard Howe), a young-earth creationist who uses the presuppositionalist apologetic methodology (Jason Lisle) and an old-earth creationist who uses the presuppositionalist apologetic methodology (K.Scott Oliphint). The debate is light-hearted and quite insightful.