J. Gresham Machen

March 15, 2013

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“… it makes very little difference how much or how little of the creeds of the Church the Modernist preacher affirms, or how much or how little of the Biblical teaching from which the creeds are derived. … It is not that part is denied and the rest affirmed; but all is denied, because all […]

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J. Gresham Machen

March 15, 2013

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“… doctrine, in the opinion of the pragmatists, is merely the symbolic expression of an experience really inexpressible, and must necessarily change as the generations pass.” J. Gresham Machen, What is Faith? (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2008), 31.

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J. Gresham Machen

March 15, 2013

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“The Eastern mind has turned out to be as astonishingly like the mind of the South Side of Chicago; all the stock phrases of modern agnosticism seem to be thoroughly acceptable to the Oriental students to whom they have been taught.” J. Gresham Machen, What is Faith? (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2008), 31.

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J. Gresham Machen

March 15, 2013

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“… if theology is not even intended to be permanently and objectively true, if it is merely a convenient symbol in which in this generation a mystic experience is clothed, then theologizing, it seems to me, is the most useless form of trifling in which a man could possibly engage.” J. Gresham Machen, What is […]

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Blaise Pascal

December 28, 2012

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“Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness.” Blaise Pascal, Pensées, Translated by Alban J. Krailsheimer (London: Penguin, 1995), 527 (Brunschvicg numbering).

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Thomas Watson

December 28, 2012

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“Ministers are but the pipes and organs. It is the Holy Ghost breathing in them that makes their words effectual … .” Thomas Watson, The Doctrine of Repentance (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1994, first published in 1668), 14.  

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Augustine

December 28, 2012

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“The meaning of the New Testament lies hidden in the Old, the meaning of the Old Testament is revealed through the New.” Augustine, De catechizandis rudibus 4.8, in Henry Chadwick, Augustine, Past Masters Series (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1986), 36).

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