Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Mascall: nothing has changed

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    Commemoration of Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710
    See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
    —Colossians 2:8 (NIV)
    It has been a frequent trait in Christian theologians down the ages to commit themselves whole-heartedly to the fashionable philosophies of their day, while passing severe judgments on their predecessors for adopting precisely the same attitude.
    ... E. L. Mascall (1905-1993), The Secularization of Christianity, London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1966, p. 103 (see the book)
    See also Col. 2:8; Acts 17:32; 1 Cor. 1:19-23; 2:6-10,13; 3:18-19; 2 Cor. 4:4; 10:5; 1 Tim. 6:20; Jas. 3:15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, block the fashions of culture with the teaching and prompting of Your Spirit.
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