Friday, May 8, 2009

The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives

A selection from a letter by Rev. William Still to his congregation, Gilcomston South Church of Scotland, Aberdeen, July, 1980. He wrote about the curse and failure of liberalism in churches.

The difference between liberals and conservatives is simply that we take the words of the Bible seriously and believe them, and that seems to work! For when the authority of the Word is harnessed to the power of the Holy Spirit through prayer (it is not always in conservative or Reformed circles!) – dare we mention prayer! – the church is quickened, numbers are added, the Christian life of worship, study, prayer and service becomes soberly exciting.

The Letters of William Still, The Banner of Truth, 1984, p. 178.

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