Friday, June 13, 2014

Chesterton: new ideals for old

Friday, June 13, 2014
    Commemoration of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Apologist and Writer, 1936
    For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
    —2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NIV)
    In the modern world we are primarily confronted with the extraordinary spectacle of people turning to new ideals because they have not tried the old. Men have not got tired of Christianity; they have never found enough Christianity to get tired of.
    ... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), What’s Wrong with the World, New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1912, p. 56 (see the book)
    See also 2 Tim. 4:3-4; Pr. 1:32; Jer. 6:16-17; Luke 18:8; John 3:19-21; Acts 17:21; Tit. 1:13-14; 1 Tim. 1:3-4; 4:1,7; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 2 Pet. 1:16; 2:1-3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, recover this generation, to Your glory.
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