Sunday, August 20, 2006

Jelly-fish Christianity

"One plague of our age is the widespread dislike to sound doctrine. In the place of it, the idol of the day is a kind of jelly-fish Christianity--a Christianity without bone, or muscle, or sinew--without any distinct teaching about the atonement or the work of the Spirit, or justification, or the way of peace with God--a vague, foggy, misty Christianity, of which the only watchwords seem to be, "You must be liberal and kind. You must condemn no man's doctrinal views. You must think everybody is right, and nobody is wrong."

--J.C. Ryle, (1816-1900)


Anonymous Gomarus said...

Great quote! Thanks for sharing it. J.C. Ryle's observation (probably sometime in the mid-late-1800s) kinda proves the ole proverb, "there is nothing new under the sun." A "vague, foggy, misty Christianity" by any other (modern or postmodern) name is still a . . .

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Blogger Ken Silva said...


Very nice job at ThinkerUp. This is exactly what I said to the Lord as I've read the last few posts over here!

Keep up the great work for Christ's honor. It's been a pleasure serving with you. And now outnumbered and surrounded, I ride to the sound of the guns!

Pastor Ken Silva
Apprising Ministries
Ezekiel 3:7-14

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