Thursday, April 20, 2006

Who Said it...and When?

Points awarded to anybody who can identify the author(s) and come within a decade of the dates...OK, knowing the blogger, this is not too tough!

Quote #1:

"Haziness of doctrine has always been the mark of the liberal. When the Holy Scriptures are rejected as the final authority on religious belief something must be found to take their place. Sometimes there has been an admixture of the two, as may be seen in liberal churches today. These will not quite give up the Bible, neither will they quite believe it; the result is an unclear body of beliefs more like a fog than a mountain, where anything may be true but nothing may be trusted as certainly true."

"We have gotten accustomed to the blurred puffs of gray fog that pass for doctrine in modernistic churches and expect nothing better, but it is a cause for real alarm that the fog has begun of late to creep into many evangelical churches."

"Certain of our evangelical brethren appear to be laboring under the impression that they are advanced thinkers because they are rethinking evolution and re-evaluating various Bible doctrines or even divine inspiration itself; but so far are they from being advanced thinkers that they are merely timid followers of modernism—fifty years behind the parade."

Quote #2:

"In all of our discussions there must never be any trace of intolerance; but we obviously forget that the most fervent devotees of tolerance are invariably intolerant of everyone who speaks about God with certainty. And there must be no bigotry, which is the name given to spiritual assurance by those who do not enjoy it."


MamaD said...

How many points will we get and what can we do with them?

terryd said...

16, and anything you want.

Nikki said...

OK, this is really tough. I would have to guess that quote #1 is one of those quotes that SOUNDS current but is really from several decades ago...not sure of which decade, exactly, and not sure of the author! Seeing as I know you're reading that book by Broadbent, I'll guess that it's from that. :)

Quote #2 is also driving me crazy, because I feel like I just read it, but can't remember where. I feel like it's either C.S. Lewis or Tozer, so decade-wise it's probably from the 50's?

Let me know if I earn any good points. I'll need them for my blog. :)

shrek said...

could it be Francis Schaffer or C.S. Lewis?