Tuesday, March 21, 2006

On Christian Disagreement - Francis Schaeffer

To put the following quote in context, Francis Schaeffer is speaking on the topic of Christian Love, and is speaking of serious disagreements between Christians with the world watching on.

“We should never come to such difference with true Christians without regret and without tears. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Believe me, evangelicals often have not shown it. We rush in, being very, very, pleased, it would seem at times, to find other people’s mistakes. We build ourselves up by tearing other people down. This can never show a real oneness among Christians.

There is only one kind of person who can fight the Lord’s battles in anywhere near a proper way, and that is the person who is by nature unbelligerent. A belligerent man tends to do it because he is belligerent; at least it looks that way. The world must observe that when we must differ with each other as true Christians, we do it not because we love the smell of blood, the smell of the arena, the smell of the bullfight, but because we must for God’s sake. If there are tears when we must speak, then something beautiful can be observed.”

-Francis Schaeffer, The Mark of A Christian-

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:24:00 AM, Blogger bluecollar said...

A great, great post, Doug!

Wow, These truths could go a long way in blogdom.

Mark

 

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