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The moral absolutes rest upon God's character. The moral commands He has given to men are an expression of His character. Men as created in His image are to live by choice on the basis of what God is. The standards of morality are determined by what conforms to His character, while those things which do not conform are immoral.
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Humanism, man beginning only from himself, had destroyed the old basis of values, and could find no way to generate with certainty any new values. In the resulting vacuum the impoverished values of personal peace and affluence had come to stand supreme.
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We must stress that the basis for our faith is neither experience nor emotion but the truth as God has given it in verbalized, prepositional form in the Scripture and which we first of all apprehend with our minds.
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Truth always carries with it confrontation. Truth demands confrontation; loving confrontation nevertheless. If our reflex action is always accommodation regardless of the centrality of the truth involved, there is something wrong.
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In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.
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The beginning of men's rebellion against God was, and is, the lack of a thankful heart.
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I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.
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Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.
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Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.
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The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
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Tell me what the world is saying today, and I'll tell you what the church will be saying in seven years.
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God has communicated to man, the infinite to the finite. The One who made man capable of language in the first place has communicated to man in language about both spiritual reality and physical reality, about the nature of God and the nature of man.
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State officials must know that we are serious about stopping abortion, which is a matter of clear principle concerning the babies themselves and concerning a high view of human life.
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Certainly every Christian ought to be praying and working to nullify the abominable abortion law. But as we work and pray, we should have in mind not only this important issue as though it stood alone. Rather, we should be struggling and praying that this whole other total entity "(this godless) worldview" can be rolled back with all its results across all of life.
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I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
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Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched.
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Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship - and not as ends in themselves.
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Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life.
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