Sunday, September 22, 2013


It is common among postmodern innovators to blame feelings of guilt on those whom they perceive condemn them for their questioning. No. It is not the questioning per se that is called into question, it is the heart behind the questions. Questioning is good and it is right.

Francis Schaeffer in Form and Freedom in the Church:

But someone will say, ‘Didn’t Jesus say that, to be saved, you have to be as a little child?’ Of course he did. But did you ever see a little child who didn’t ask questions? People who use this argument must never have listened to a little child or been one. My four children gave me a harder time with their endless flow of questions than university people ever have. . . . What Jesus was talking about is that the little child, when he has an adequate answer, accepts the answer. He has the simplicity of not having a built-in grid whereby, regardless of the validity of the answer, he rejects it.

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