Wisdom of the Ages – John Gresham Machen

“…and if (the Gospel)does not cause disputing and arrouse bitter opposition, that is a fairly sure sign that it is not being faithfully proclaimed

Wisdom of the Ages

“Let us not fear the opposition of men; every great movement in the Church from Paul down to modern times has been criticized on the ground that it promoted scensoriousness and intolerance and disputing. Of course the gospel of Christ, in a world of sin and doubt will cause disputing; and if does not cause disputing and arrouse bitter opposition, that is a fairly sure sign that it is not being faithfully proclaimed”
– John Gresham Machen

Wisdom of the Ages – John Gresham Machen

It is when men have felt compelled to take a stand against error that they have risen to the really great heights in the celebration of the truth

Wisdom of the Ages

“Again, men tell us that our preaching should be positive and not negative, that we can preach the truth without attacking error. But if we follow that advice we shall have to close our Bible and desert its teachings. The New Testament is a polemic book almost from beginning to end … It is when men have felt compelled to take a stand against error that they have risen to the really great heights in the celebration of the truth”
– John Gresham Machen

Wisdom of the Ages – John Gresham Machen

according to the liberal church, in practice if not in theory, God exists for the sake of man

Wisdom of the Ages

“According to Christian belief, man exists for the sake of God; according to the liberal church, in practice if not in theory, God exists for the sake of man”
– John Gresham Machen