Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Machen on holy jealousy

"Why should we be indignant about slanders directed against a human friend, while at the same time we are patient about the basest slanders directed against our God?"

- J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism, p. 55

1 comment:

Brad said...

It could be because we feel our friends are unable to defend themselves, but God as creator and judge of the universe will someday hold all accountable - can we provide something that he lacks? As ambassadors to the most powerful King perhaps our words are better used in warning others of whom they are offending rather than in mounting a verbal defense? Just some thoughts.