Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Chesterton: not an ethical society

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Then [Jesus] entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’”
    Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him.
    —Luke 19:45-47 (NIV)
    Those who charged the Christians with burning down Rome with firebrands were slanderers; but they were, at least, far nearer to the nature of Christianity than those among the moderns who tell us that the Christians were a sort of ethical society, being martyred in a languid fashion for telling men they had a duty to their neighbours, and only mildly disliked because they were meek and mild.
    ... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), The Everlasting Man, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1925, Wilder Publications, 2008, p. 201 (see the book)
    See also Luke 19:45-48; Matt. 21:45-46; 24:9; Mark 11:18; 13:12; Luke 11:49-51; 21:16-17; John 12:25; Rom. 8:36; Rev. 12:11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You grant Your people boldness in Your cause.
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