Glanville: the disparaging of reason
Feast of All Souls
Every Sabbath [Paul] reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
—Acts 18:4 (NIV)
There is not anything I know [which] hath done more mischief to Christianity, as the disparagement of Reason, under pretence of respect and favour to Religion; since hereby the very Foundations of Christian Faith have been undermined, and the World prepared for Atheism. For if Reason must not be heard, the Being of a GOD, and the Authority of Scripture, can neither be proved nor defended; and so our Faith drops to the ground like a house that hath no foundation.
... Joseph Glanvill (1636-1680), Philosophia Pia, London: James Collins, 1671, p. 147-148 (see the book)
See also Acts 18:4; Ps. 46:1-3; 62:2; Pr. 3:5; Isa. 1:18; Matt. 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49; Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 1:25; 1 Pet. 3:15
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, You strengthen the reason of those who trust You.
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