Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mascall: the shrunken Gospel

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.
    —Hebrews 4:2 (NIV)
    Enough has... been said to show that the impoverished secularised versions of Christianity which are being urged upon us for our acceptance today rest not upon the rigid application of the methods of scientific scholarship nor upon a serious intuitive appreciation of the Gospels as a whole in their natural context, but upon a radical distaste for the supernatural.
    ... E. L. Mascall (1905-1993), The Secularization of Christianity, London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1966, p. 282 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 4:2; Isa. 59:1-2; Matt. 13:58; Mark 6:5-6; 9:23
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, help me against unbelief.
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