Christ, our Light
Friday, October 31, 2025
Reformation Day

The mark of modern unbelieving man as a whole is that he has felt astonishingly much at home in his earthly surroundings. He has taken a cheerful view of the prospects of the race and of the future of human history, staying his soul upon the promise of further “evolution” of the human individual, the continuous upward progress of civilization, or perhaps the confident expectation of a completely revolutionized order of society—a communist Utopia beyond the class struggle or something else of that same general kind. Where such hopes remain unchastened by the cold touch of reality, there is little prospect of the Christian Gospel recommending itself to men’s minds, and any wordy defense of it is likely to be quite useless.
... John Baillie (1886-1960), Invitation to Pilgrimage, Oxford University Press, 1942, and New York: Scribner, 1942, p. 94-95 (see the book; see also Luke 6:47-49; Isa. 6:9-10; Matt. 13:14-15; Mark 4:11-12; John 8:45; 12:40; Acts 28:26-27; Rom. 11:7-8; 2 Cor. 5:20; 2 Tim. 4:3; 1 Pet. 2:11; more at Apologetics, Future, Gospel, Home, Hope, Man, Progress, Social, Unbelief)

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