Thursday, May 3, 2007

Christianity is a Doctrine and a Life

Bill Mckeever sent out an email with this as part of the signature and I love this quote so I thought I would share.

“The growth of ignorance in the Church is the logical and inevitable result of the false notion that Christianity is a life and not also a doctrine; if Christianity is not a doctrine then of course teaching is not necessary to Christianity. But whatever the causes for the growth of ignorance in the Church, the evil must be remedied. It must be remedied primarily by the renewal of Christian education in the family, but also by the use of whatever other educational agencies the Church can find. Christian education is the chief business of the hour for every earnest Christian man. Christianity cannot subsist unless men know what Christianity is...” -- Gresham Machen

This paragraph is so profound, I am going to re-read it two or three more times.