Thursday, April 15, 2010

Deep Thoughts...

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The Church of Christ is continually represented under the figure of an army; yet its Captain is the Prince of Peace; its object is the establishment of peace, and its soldiers are men of a peaceful disposition. The spirit of war is at the extremely opposite point to the spirit of the gospel.

Yet nevertheless, the church on earth has, and until the second advent must be, the church militant, the church armed, the church warring, the church conquering. And how is this?

It is the very order of things that so it must be. Truth could not be truth in this world if it were not a warring thing, and we should at once suspect that it were not true if error were friends with it. The spotless purity of truth must always be at war with the blackness of heresy and lies.

~Charles Spurgeon

I heard a piece of this quote the other went a hunting as I usually do. It was a bit harder to find this time. Part of the problem with finding Spurgeon's works is that they are vast and the search engine comes up with a badillion things to look at...and then you can't really narrow it down when you don't know what you're looking for. HA!

What I get from this is that God's truth is unchangeable. God and truth can't be separated. John 14:6 "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Truth doesn't change for society or over time. We cannot afford to just be comfortable but instead must lead in truth, using God's Word. We can't give up on the world or our unsaved loved ones. We are told (commanded) to teach and pray!

Where in your life is God calling you to defend the Scripture? What truth of Scripture do you struggle with because of how the world views it?

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