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J. Gresham Machen, The Lordship of Christ, and Education

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This stirring quote from Machen forced me to consider once again whether I truly want Jesus to reign as Lord over every speck of existence, including all educational endeavors. His words should give every Christian pause.

The Christian cannot be satisfied so long as any human activity is either opposed to Christianity or out of all connection with Christianity. Christianity must pervade not merely all nations, but also all of human thought. The Christian, therefore, cannot be indifferent to any branch of earnest human endeavour. It must all be brought into some relation to the gospel. It must be studied either in order to be demonstrated as false, or else in order to be made useful in advancing the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom must be advanced not merely extensively, but also intensively. The Church must seek to conquer not merely every man for Christ, but also the whole of man. (Education, Christianity, and the State (Jefferson, Md.: The Trinity Foundation, 1987), 50.

Written by Michael Duenes

August 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Posted in Duenes, Education

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