Saturday, November 30, 2013

Treating things of God like questions of politics...

 The following quote seems to be very applicable to our world today in the United States:
"There are those today who treat religion like questions of politics, people who are colder than ice towards the things of God, yet more ardent than fire where their own interests are concerned."
- Theodore Beza in The Life of John Calvin, Evangelical Press, 1997, p. 140.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Contending for the truth.

"...we should contend earnestly for the truth, but we should first be sure that it is truth, or else we fight against God, who is the God of truth, and do the work of the devil, who is the father and propagator of lyes; and our zeal, though ever so warm, will not excuse us, for this is plainly prejudice."

- John Locke. Of the Conduct of the Understanding, in The Works of John Locke: The Two Treatises of Civil Government, On Human Understanding, Elements of Natural Philosophy, Of the Conduct of Understanding ... (Kindle edition, Locations 1446-1448).