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Saturday
Jul072018

RC Sproul

The church is safe from vicious persecution at the hands of the secularist, as educated people have finished with stake-burning circuses and torture racks. No martyr's blood is shed in the secular west so long as the church knows her place and remains quietly at peace on her modern reservation. Let the babes pray and sing and read their Bibles, continuing steadfastly in their intellectual retardation; the church's extinction won't come by sword or pillory, but by the quiet death of irrelevance.  But let the church step off the reservation, let her penetrate once more the culture of the day and the...face of secularism will change from a benign smile to a savage snarl.

-- (R.C. Sproul, John Gerstner, Arthur Lindsley, (“Classical Apologetics: A Rational Defense of the Christian Faith”)

Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once, and He volunteered.

Saturday
Jul072018

Daniel Lattier

[P]ostmodernism...has not only revealed the shaky intellectual foundations of the story of modernity, but has also sought to do away with all universal narratives that seek to make sense of reality. The postmodern world is one in which each of us is free to make up our own story, using whatever narrative helps us get by.

Saturday
Jul072018

Tom Gilson

Christians know that we are constrained by reality. Though we don’t always put it this way, we don’t believe we hold the truth. We believe the truth holds us. It would be so simple to ride with the flow of the age, to relax and let go of the truth about abortion, gay marriage, sexual freedom and so on. We can’t. If we bow before the truth, we must be led by it, even if doing that costs us. I have spent years studying viewpoints contrary to Christianity. I continue to find that God’s word is solid and nourishing, and ultimately makes more sense than the alternatives. The truth holds me. As Martin Luther said (or was reported to say, at least), “Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders.” (“Here I stand, I can do no other.”)

Friday
Jun222018

Albert Mohler

The rejection of biblical authority invariably leads to the secularization of society. Secular, in terms of contemporary sociological and intellectual conversation, refers to the absence of any binding theistic authority or belief. It is both an ideology and a result. Secularization is not an ideology; it is a theory and a sociological process whereby societies become less theistic as they become more modern. As societies move into conditions of deeper and more progressive modernity, they move out of situations in which there is a binding force of religious belief, and theistic belief in particular. These societies move into conditions in which there is less and less theistic belief and authority until there is hardly even a memory that such a binding authority had ever existed. Western culture has secularized beyond the authority of the God of the Bible and almost beyond the memory of any such authority.

foreword to "A History of Western Philosophy and Theology" by John Frame

Saturday
Jun092018

Mike Adams

Today's generation often fails to distinguish between the concepts of truth and belief. In order for a statement to contain truth it must exclude falsity. Otherwise it is meaningless to call it truth. If you correct my statement you assume error exists. As soon as you affirm the existence of error you affirm the existence of truth.

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