23 December, 2006

The 'Practice' of Truth

"I can visualize times when the only way to make plain the seriousness of what is involved in regard to a service or an activity where the gospel is going to be preached is not to accept an official part if men whose doctrine is known to be an enemy are going to be invited to participate officially. In an age of relativity, the practice of truth when it is costly, is the only way to cause the world to take seriously our protestations concerning truth.

Cooperation and unity that do not lead to purity of life and purity of doctrine are just as faulty and incomplete as an orthodoxy which does not lead to a concern for, and a reaching out toward, those who are lost."

-Francis Schaeffer quoted from
The God Who is There: The Practice of Truth

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