Christian Truth Sermon Illustrations

Christian Truth Sermon Illustrations

We must not confuse acceptance of secondary Christianity with acceptance of primary Christianity. In the words of Vinet in his Outlines of Theology: "The time may not be far distant when in a certain sense the whole world will be Christian. But even then, it will not be the fundamental principles, but the secondary ideas, the applications of Christianity, that the world will have adopted. The truths which are at the base of the faith of the Church will be nonetheless contrary and odious to the natural man; and while that natural man, of whom even the Christian so long finds some remnant within himself, shall form the majority in this world, so long it is evident the Church must fight and struggle for its very life and suffer therefore even as its Head suffered. ... It is our strength as well as our duty to hope. God wills that we believe all things possible, yea, even in this our world grown old, the possibility of the glory and force of earlier days."

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