Tuesday, February 20, 2007

CQOD: 02/19/07 -- Lichtenberger: what is man?

Christian Quotation of the Day

February 19, 2007
    Thus says the Lord GOD: Enough, O princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression, and execute justice and righteousness. Cease your evictions of my people, declares the Lord GOD.
    -- Ezekiel 45:9 (ESV)

    As Christians we believe that man is not a thing; he is not a commodity to be bought and sold, and he is not to be used in an impersonal way. Man, a child of God, is a person with a personal destiny and with eternal value. This Christian belief underlies the democratic principle that the State, first of all, exists for the sake of its citizens; the individual is important... As Christians we also believe that we are made for one another because we are made for God. “Solidarity” is a good word for our essential condition. Beneath all our differences is a unity... This Christian belief underlies a second basic democratic principle, which is, in governing themselves, people of a community—in a town, a city, a state, a nation—can, despite inevitable conflicts, press effectively toward the goal of justice and liberty for all.
    ... Arthur Lichtenberger, The Day is at Hand [1964]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may Your kingdom come on this earth.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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