Conforming Christianity

“Often have I heard it affirmed by earnest reformers that the great problem which the church has to work out is that of adapting Christianity to the age.  But if, as the text affirms, the age is evil, why should we attempt to conform Christianity to it?  On the contrary, the word of Scripture is very explicit: ‘Be not conformed to this age, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.’  There is nothing more needed than this demonstration.  Exhibitions of the bad and selfish and imperfect will of man are common enough, but the divine will lived out in human lives, the perfect will exhibited amid imperfect surroundings–that is what our nonconformity should exhibit.”  – A. J. Gordon


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