Tagged “scandal”

“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

The Federal Division Part 5

“A Handy Guide for Navigating Theological Controversies”

walking the plank

“Folks who want me to shut up about the PCA sure aren’t acting like they want me to shut up about the PCA.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading

Monday, February 6, 2017 | 4

The Federal Division Part 3

“in the middle of a saloon brawl”

brawl

“Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous.” — 1 Timothy 3:3 Continue reading

Friday, February 3, 2017 | 1

The Federal Division: Excursus

Joe Morecraft Laughs Last

Confederate Grifter

One year after Doug Wilson mocked Dr. Morecraft with “Craft Morecaroni & Cheese,” Dr. Morecraft served a hot dish of poetic justice to the scoffer. Continue reading

Monday, January 23, 2017 | 10