Friday, June 24, 2011

Brunner: a danger to the Church

Friday, June 24, 2011
    Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist
    [Jesus:] “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets”
    —Luke 6:26 (NIV)
    It is one of the greatest dangers of the Church in a democratic country—and one of the greatest temptations for churches which for their support are dependent on the good will of their congregations—to present the gospel message in a way agreeable and inoffensive to those who are to hear it.
    ... Emil Brunner (1889-1966), The Scandal of Christianity, London: SCM Press, 1951, reprint, John Knox Press, 1965, p. 113 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, teach me to see the truth.
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