Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Newton: talk about Christ

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    Feast of John of the Cross, Mystic, Poet, Teacher, 1591
    I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
    —Romans 16:17 (NIV)
    I endeavour to keep all Shibboleths, and forms and terms of distinction out of sight, as we keep knives and razors out of the way of children; and if my hearers had not some other means of information, I think they would not know from me that there are such creatures as Arminians and Calvinists in the world. But we [would] talk a good deal about Christ.
    ... John Newton (1725-1807), in a letter quoted in John Newton: a biography, Bernard Martin, Heinemann, 1950, p. 275 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, help us to fix our focus on You.
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