Lesslie Newbigin

Lesslie Newbigin

What is the relation of a secular, this-worldly unification of mankind to the biblical promise of the summing up of all things in Christ? Is it a total contradiction of it? Is it some sort of a reflection of it? or perhaps a devil's parody of it? Or has it nothing to do with it at all? Perhaps there will be many Christians to whom it would not occur to pose the question whether the process of secularization has anything to do with the biblical understanding of the goal of history. The Bible, for them, belongs to a reliMore Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The victory of the Church over the power which was embodied in the Roman imperial system was not won by seizing the levers of power: it was won when the victims knelt down in the Colosseum and prayed in the name of Jesus for the Emperor.More Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The whole attempt to advance the kind of consumer society that depends for its growth on the ceaseless stimulation of unlimited covetousness among the rich, while the poor majority rot in their poverty-this is surely something against which a Christian should be a nonconformist.More Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The necessary precondition for the birth of science as we know it is, it would seem, the diffusion through society of the belief that the universe is both rational and contingent. Such a belief is the presupposition of modern science and cannot by any conceivable argument be a product of science. One has to ask: Upon what is this belief founded?More Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do things that will get people asking questions, the answer to which is the Gospel.More Lesslie Newbigin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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