THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Monday, December 11, 2017

In the twentieth century, the secularists, still living off the spiritual capital of Christianity, often pretended to chide Christians for having invented the term “secularist,” a term which, they said, was devoid of meaning. Their leaders knew very well, however, that secularism, like any other parasite, derives its sustenance from the object on which it feeds, and so they were rather pleased when milquetoast Christians timidly offered, as a definition of secularism, “living as though God did not exist.” What Christians should have called it was, rather, “a contemptibly fraudulent way of living on the cheap, by reaping the maximum fruits of Christian effort, while contributing the minimum effort of your own.” When secularists accused Christians of “living in the past,” the Christians ought to have retaliated by pointing out that secularists were “living off the past.” By the time they got around to doing so, however, the majority of secularists had become morally incapable of seeing the point.
... Geddes MacGregor (1909-1998), From a Christian Ghetto, London: Longmans, Green, 1954 (see the book; see also Ps. 14:1; Prov. 1:7,29-31; 18:2; John 3:18-21; Rom. 1:28; ; more at Existence, Historical, Life, Past, Time, Unbelief)

 
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