Quote of the Day

The general point is that there is a great deal of scorn flying back and forth between conservative and liberal Christians today, especially online, where scorn is rewarded.  This should be of great concern.  We may profit from writing scorn, but the kingdom pays the cost.  Scorn is corrosive.  It cuts us off from fellow believers who could teach us many things.  And it hardens the world’s caricatures of Christians.

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2 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. Roger Pearse Says:

    I remember a good few passages in the NT where the importance of holding fast to the truth of the Gospel is emphasised. I can think of whole books written by the Fathers, emphasising the importance of getting it right, and avoiding the snares of the heretics, people who feel able to make up any old teaching and call it ‘Christianity’ (until they change their minds again).

    But I can’t recall a single instance where the bible — or the Fathers — teaches that being faithful doesn’t matter, and what really matters is that Christians mustn’t be rude about heretics and must accept them as brothers.

  2. Revsimmy Says:

    Whereas I can remember someone (said to be “full of grace and truth” – and maybe the order is significant) teaching that we should treat others as we would want to be treated, love our neighbours as ourselves, love one another as He loved us. Moreover I also recall something about loving our enemies, and about correcting one another gently, about speaking the truth in love – the same love that is not rude or arrogant.

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