Truth in Love

I’ve been really enjoying reading Francis Schaeffer’s Trilogy (Wheaton: Crossway, 1990). This stuff is not out-dated! He is firm on truth and demolishes the non-Christian’s presuppositions, but he does it with genuine love. Listen:

These paintings, these poems, and these demonstrations which we have been talking about are the expression of men who are struggling with their appalling lostness. Dare we laugh at such things? Dare we feel superior when we view their tortured expressions in their art? Christians should stop laughing and take such men seriously. Then we shall have the right to speak again to our generation. These men are dying while they live; yet where is our compassion for them? There is nothing more ugly than a Christian orthodoxy without understanding or without compassion. (34)

Should we not grieve and cry before God for such people? (46)

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