Friday, February 08, 2008

Looking Back - J. I. Packer

"In particular, it is important to insist that obscurantism [opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge] in all its forms is wholly out of keeping with true Evangelicalism. The Evangelical is not afraid of facts, for he knows that all facts are God's facts; nor is he afraid of thinking, for the knows that all truth is God's truth, and right reason cannot endanger sound faith. He is called to love God with all his mind; and part of what this means is that, when confronted by those who, on professedly rational grounds, take exception to historical Christianity he must set himself not merely to deplore or denounce them, but to out-think them... If present day Evangelicals fall short of this, they are false to their own principles and heritage."

~ J. I. Packer

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