THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Feast of Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921

Christians have often been their own worst enemy in the way that they have invented problems for themselves that need not have arisen, not only causing themselves a good deal of anxiety but also deterring otherwise interested parties from looking into the truth further... Even today Christians are doing battle with the scientific establishment on behalf of what they call creationism as if the Christian faith depended on it. Surely it does not. The Bible does not date the creation of the human race, nor does it describe the methods employed in its formation. Whether it took millions of years or only a [few] is not part of Christian essentials. It only makes it harder for a person to consider the gospel seriously when such a concept is made a prerequisite to faith.
... Clark H. Pinnock (1937-2010), Reason Enough, Exeter: Paternoster, 1980, p. 109 (see the book; see also Gen. 1:1; John 1:1-3; Rom. 10:9,17; more at Bible, Creation, Dependence, Faith, Gospel, People, Today)

 
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