“Such a man is held responsible in a striking way”

‘Then said he unto the disciples, “It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him’ (Luke 17:1–3).

Scandals will come, the Lord says. Nevertheless, the one who brings them is held responsible, and cannot appeal to the ‘way things are,’ or to his own valiant efforts to fulfill the Lord’s prophecy. Such a man is held responsible in a striking way. If he scandalizes ‘one of these little ones,’ it would be better for him to have a millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the sea. In other words, what is actually going to happen to him is going to be a whole lot worse than that.
Douglas Wilson

“Drink the Kool-Aid. Join the cult. Surrender your independence. . .”

When it comes to life in our modern congregations, we think we have to guard against mindless conformity when what really threatens our spiritual health is our radical individualism. The Scriptures tell us what we should be laboring for, striving for, and praying for. We are not told to work at maintaining independence of thought. We are not told to build some ecclesiastical variant of academic freedom. We are commanded to strive for likemindedness, to be of one mind.

Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits’ (Rom. 12:16).

‘That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ’ (Rom. 15:6).

‘Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you’ (2 Cor. 13:11).

‘Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel’ (Phil. 1:27).

‘Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind’ (Phil. 2:2).

‘Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous’ (1 Pet. 3:8).

‘Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus’ (Rom. 15:5).

‘For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state’ (Phil. 2:20).

Allow me the privilege of translating all of this into modern American English for you. Drink the Kool-Aid. Join the cult. Surrender your independence. Swallow the party line. Go baaa like a sheep. Strive for the nirvana of acquiescence.
Douglas Wilson

Moscow-Pullman Daily News Letter to the Editor

Moscow-Pullman Daily News Letters to the Editor

“Moscow residents should also be aware that the 680-seat auditorium planned for downtown is probably set to be Doug Wilson’s church. Most of the building is the auditorium, and you can’t teach 300 music students with only five classrooms. And suppose they actually do add 300 more students to the 165 they already have — downtown Moscow would be overrun with New Saint Andrews College students, and Doug Wilson’s dream of making Moscow into his own Oxford would be achieved.” Continue reading

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 |

Moscow-Pullman Daily News op-ed

“New St. Andrews’ downtown Moscow presence is a decided benefit to some businesses and a detriment to others. NSA has grown a great deal since its founding in 1994. Although the institution prizes its status as a small school, it’s obvious that NSA intends to continue growing. The bigger it becomes, the greater impact it will have on downtown Moscow, and the harder it will become for NSA to develop and move to a more integral, integrated campus.” Continue reading

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