Thursday, July 20, 2006

CQOD: 07/20/06 -- Burton: the end of theology

Christian Quotation of the Day

July 20, 2006
Commemoration of Bartolomè de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566
    Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
    -- 1 Peter 4:8 (ESV)

    After all, Brethren, the whole end of Theology is love. It seems hard to realize that that is so, but so it is. If your theology does not make you more loving, it has not Christianized you and to that extent is not a Christian theology... All ecclesiasticism and all doctrinalizing are in order to form character, and the soul of character is love. Preach the truth in love, and for the development of love.
    ... Nathaniel J. Burton (1822-1887)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lead me to love as I cannot in my own strength.

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