One reason the Church can stand with comparative independence is that it is founded upon the truth about things as they really are. Though the "way of truth shall be evil spoken of," and though such "pillars of the truth" are a temptation to some who want to try to pull them down, the living Church will stand. A dying civilization can, of course, be annoyed by the living Church. People who are cut to the very center by the truth, the laser of our Lord that emanates from the living Church, will gladly "turn away their ears from the truth, and be turned unto fables" (2 Timothy 4:4); it is so much less painful.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Today's Maxwell Quote
From Things As They Really Are (1978), 58-59: