Saturday, November 24, 2018

Schaeffer: a conscious defense

Saturday, November 24, 2018
    Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
    —1 Timothy 6:12 (NIV)
    The defense, for myself and for those for whom I am responsible, must be a conscious defense. We cannot assume that, because we are Christians in the full biblical sense, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, automatically we shall be free from the influence of what surrounds us. The Holy Spirit can do what He will, but the Bible does not separate His work from knowledge; nor does the work of the Holy Spirit remove our responsibility as parents, pastors, evangelists, missionaries, or teachers.
    ... Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984), The God Who is There [1968], in The Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy, Good News Publishers, 1990, p. 152 (see the book)
    See also 1 Tim. 6:12; Deut. 4:9; 11:19; Eph. 6:4; Col. 4:6; 2 Tim. 1:5; 3:14-15; 1 Pet. 3:15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, strengthen my mind for the work You have placed before me.
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