For Contemplation This Week
All truth is from God; and consequently, if wicked men have said anything that is true and just, we ought not to reject it; for it has come from God.
Week of November 8, 2015
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest expression every portion of the truth of God, except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I might be confessing Christ.”
– Martin Luther
November 15, 2015
“I believe [Christian thinking] ought to lead to the kind of thinking about Christian community life [in] which Kuyper engaged – thinking that involves in some form “sphere sovereignty” – which leads the Lord’s thoughtful people to reflect in every sphere how to handle this sphere for the glory of God.”
– J. I. Packer
Week of November 22, 2015
“A revival of the Christian religion, we believe, will deliver mankind from its present bondage, and like the great revival of the sixteenth century will bring liberty to mankind. Such a revival will be not the work of man, but the work of the Spirit of God. But one of the means which the Spirit will use, we believe, is the awakening of the intellect.”
– J. Gresham Machen
Week of January 10, 2016
“Getting ready to feast on all God’s Word is not first an intellectual challenge; it is first a moral challenge. If you want to eat the solid food of the Word, you must exercise your spiritual senses so as to develop a mind that discerns between good and evil.
“This is so important because in our highly technological society we are prone to think that education — especially intellectual development — is the key to maturity. There are many Ph.D.’s who choke in their spiritual immaturity on the things of God. And there are many less-educated saints who are deeply mature and can feed with pleasure and profit on the deepest things of God’s Word.”
– John Piper
Week of January 24, 2016
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.
– Francis A. Schaeffer