Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Owen: tolerance or indifference?

June 2, 2009

    In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
    -- 2 Thessalonians 3 (NIV)

    If errors must be tolerated, say some, then men may do what they please, without control. No means, it seems, must be used to reclaim them. But is gospel conviction no means? Hath the sword of discipline no edge? Is there no means of instruction in the New Testament established, but a prison and a halter?
    ... John Owen (1616-1683), Of Toleration [1649] (see the book)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, teach us to live by Your Gospel.

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