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Christianity is individual

March 23, 2007

“In nature the individual is merely an instance of the species; anyone who improves a breed of sheep changes every individual.  But religion is not a matter of the species, and it is foolish to suppose that Christian parents automatically produce Christian children.  Spiritual development is radically individual, and the cure for society is the cure of individuals.  Because society is afraid of individualists, this cure will not be easy.  There will be bloodshed: not the bloodshed of Communistic revolution and battle, but the bloodshed of individual martyrs.” 

–Gordon Clark: Religion, Reason and Revelation, in Christian Philosophy (The Works of Gordon Clark, Vol. 4), p. 158

One Comment
  1. March 23, 2007 8:18 am

    That is quite jarring, but seems to be right on.

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