Friday, January 26, 2018

Schaeffer: an unspoken apostasy

Friday, January 26, 2018
    Feast of Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul
    Commemoration of Dorothy Kerin, Founder of the Burrswood Healing Community, 1963
    [Jesus:] “Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.”
    —Luke 11:34-35 (NIV)
    [Continued from yesterday]
    Far too often, young people become Christians and then search among the Church’s ranks for real people, and have a hard task finding them. All too often, evangelicals are paper people.
    If we do not preach these things [i.e., the need of Christians to be human], talk about them to each other, and teach them carefully from the pulpit and in the Christian classroom, we cannot expect Christians so to act. This has always been important, but it is especially so today because we are surrounded by a world in which personality is increasingly eroded. If we who have become God’s children do not show Him to be personal in our lives, then in practice we are denying His existence.
    ... Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984), The God Who is There [1968], in The Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy, Good News Publishers, 1990, p. 173 (see the book)
    See also Luke 11:34-35; Ps. 9:1; 51:15; Isa. 58:8; 60:1-3; Phil. 2:15-16; 1 Thess. 5:6-8; 1 Pet. 2:9; 1 John 1:5-7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, send Your Light.
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