Monday, August 02, 2010

To My Critics

"It is thought to be mere bigotry to protest against the mad spirit which is now loose among us. Pan-indifferentism is rising like the tide; who can hinder it? We are all to be as one, even though we agree in next to nothing. It is a breach of brotherly love to denounce error. Hail, holy charity! Black is white; and white is black. The false is true; the true is false; the true and the false are one. Let us join hands, and never again mention those barbarous, old-fashioned doctrines about which we are sure to differ. Let the good and sound men for liberty's sake shield their "advanced brethren"; or, at least, gently blame them in a tone which means approval. After all, there is no difference, except in the point of view from which we look at things: it is all in the eye, or, as the vulgar say, "it is all my eye"! In order to maintain an open union, let us fight as for dear life against any form of sound words, since it might restrain our liberty to deny the doctrines of the Word of God!" - fromProgressive Theology by Charles Spurgeon, Sword and Trowel, April 1888

1 comment:

David said...

As always, Spurgeon comes through. Money in the bank Charlie -- money in the bank.

However, Surph, I'm not sure if I agree with what you've done with Piper. I think you go quite a bit too far there. I've commented on an old blog post you wrote quite a while back (about future grace) but I haven't gotten a response.

I'd love to go into more detail with you at some point in the future, but in general I think I like you and where your heart's at!