Pilgrim’s Keyboard

December 8, 2008

God’s Answer to Man’s Dilemma

Filed under: Some Famous | Some Not So Famous — pilgrimskeyboard @ 3:07 pm

Francis A. Schaeffer

A Christian can fight what is wrong in the world with compassion and know that as he hates these things, God hates them too. God hates them to the high price of the death of Christ.

But if I live in a world of nonabsolutes and would fight social injustice on the mood of the moment, how can I establish what social justice is? What criterion do I have to distinquish between right and wrong so that I can know what I should be fighting? It is not impossible that I could in fact acquiesce in evil and stamp out good? The word love cannot tell me how to discern, for within the humanistic framework love can have no defined meaning. But once I comprehend that the Christ who came to die to end “the plague” both wept and was angry at the plague’s effects, I have a reason for fighting that does not rest merely on my momentary dispostion, or shifting consensus of men.

—– [The God Who Is There, Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1968 (1998 – 30th Anniversary Ed.) p. 136] —–

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