Monday, January 28, 2013
"Let us beware lest what we call faith be but the mere assent of a mind which has cared and thought so little about the objects of it's so-called faith, that it has never seen the difficulties they involve. Some such believers are the worst antagonists of true faith." George MacDonald.
I like this thought; it made me think about the times I have defended a particular doctrine or article of faith, not based on my study, but on either my Christian culture or tradition or words spoken in a sermon, and I believe it because I'm convinced of other truths I have studied and found proof experientially. When we teach difficult doctrines, we owe the hearer at least an extensive study and experience before we challenge their faith.