Friday, August 23, 2019

Soper: the greatest fallacy

Friday, August 23, 2019
    Commemoration of Rose of Lima, Contemplative, 1617
    When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”
    —Acts 17:32 (NIV)
    Fallacies about Christianity must always be faced as deterrents to right living, and not merely as mistakes in the mind, for it is the effect they have on our actions which matters most. So soon as we abstract them from our lives and think of them only as faults in our mental machinery, we tend to embrace the greatest fallacy of all—which is to think of Christianity as a way of looking at life instead of a way of changing it.
    ... Donald O. Soper (1903-1998), Popular Fallacies about the Christian Faith, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1938, p. 76 (see the book)
    See also Acts 17:32; Jer. 6:16-17; Matt. 8:21-22; Luke 9:59-62; 14:16-24; John 5:39-40; 2 Cor. 6:1-2; Heb. 3:7-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, never allow me to forget how You have changed my life.
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