Sunday, March 02, 2008

A Thought From Francis Schaeffer

"As time goes on, the Lord has brought so many very unique people here and to the classes. Sitting quietly with them, it has been necessary to place the Word of God face to face with the questions that are hurled without restraint from both Western and Eastern mentalities. More and more it causes me to realize that in reality Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched. It really has been a tremendous experience to sit in classes and in discussions with those who would be considered top flight by the best of the world's standards and to watch the Word of God literally have an answer for every question across the board...Yet if this is indeed all there is, eventually all it will prove is that Christianity is indeed the best system the mind of man has ever touched. In short, something more is needed in addition if the system is to be proven to be Truth--that which the universe truly is.

And I am convinced that this something in addition must be a demonstration of the existence of God--His character and His acting in history--is not merely theoretical, but a reality in history; not only from 1500BC till 100AD, but in every generation."

From "Letters of Francis Schaeffer", page 80

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3 Comments:

Blogger Ian said...

Hmmmmm...where'd you get that book from?
I'm glad my mom passed it along.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Some weirdo guy..

Thanks for the book! Its pretty good.

I'm finding it much more stimulating than the letters of MLJ. I found MLJ's letters to be too banal. Meaningful to him and those he wrote to, sure. Meaningful on a pastoral level, sure. But not really book material. But so far Schaeffer's letters are very readable and interesting. Especially in light of what his son has been spreading about him recently.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

I caught some of that, but haven't delved into the issue. Summarise it for me!

11:18 AM  

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