Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Will Christianity Survive

Another great quote from G. Gresham Machen from the Presbyterian Guardian in 1936.

"Some weeks ago I was asked by the religious editor of the Boston Evening Transcript to contribute to a symposium on the question whether Christianity is facing extinction in the Western world.

I said that question can be answered only if we first answer the more fundamental question whether the preservation of Christianity depends upon man or upon God.

If its preservation depends upon man or upon any natural resources, the chances are overwhelmingly againist its being preserved."

The 'Assumed' Gospel

We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrews 2:1

You may have heard the story of the Mennonite Brethren movement. One particular analysis goes like this: the first generation believed and proclaimed the gospel and thought that there were certain social entailments. The next generation assumed the gospel and advocated the entailments. The third generation denied the gospel and all that were left were the entailmentsl

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Saturday, April 07, 2012

A Gem From J. Gresham Machen

From J. Gresham Machen on the eve of his deposition from the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. "The whole program of the General Assembly is carefully planned in such a way as to conceal the real issues and give a false impression of faithfulness to the Word of God. I do not mean that the deceit is necessarily intentional. The men conducting the ecclesiastical machine are no doubt in many instances living in a region of thought and feeling so utterly remote from the great verities of the Christian Faith that they have no notion how completely they are diverting attention from those verities in their conduct of the Assembly. But the fact remains that the whole program, from whatever motives, is so constructed as to conceal the real condition of the Church.