Tuesday, April 03, 2007

CQOD: 04/04/07 -- Schaeffer: the chasm

Christian Quotation of the Day

April 4, 2007
    O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called "knowledge," for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.
    -- 1 Timothy 6:20-21 (ESV)

    We cannot expect people to take seriously our belief in objective truth if, in our practice, we indicate only a quantitative difference between all men who are in ecclesiastical structures or who use theological language. I do not mean that we should not have open dialogue with men; my words and practice emphasize that I believe love demands it. But I do mean that we should not give the impression in our practice that, just because they are expressed in traditional Christian terminology, all religious concepts are on a graduated, quantitative spectrum—that, in regard to central doctrine, no chasm exists between right and wrong.
    ... Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984), Death in the City [1969]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord Jesus, You are the center of unity among Your people.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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