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They want to be filthy - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Learn to enjoy being unpopular - Peter Hitchins



They want to be filthy

"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. - Psalm 53:1

Though many people may have great brains and may know a number of things, they may still be governed by their lusts and passions and desires, and that is why they are fools. They want to live the kind of life that the psalmist describes here. "They are altogether become filthy," he says. "There is none that doeth good" (v. 3). It is because they want to be filthy that they say, "There is no God."

- D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, excerpt from sermon entitled, "The Folly of Unbelief"



Learn to enjoy being unpopular

Lu 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Table Talk Magazine: Is there any advice you can give to believers in America on how to be faithful to Christ as our country becomes more blatantly and unapologetically secular?

Peter Hitchens: Not really. Don't expect to be popular, perhaps -- and even learn to enjoy being unpopular. Christians in parts of the world where Islam or secularism are triumphant will have a rough time in this world, and so will be more interested in the importance of the next world than they might otherwise be.

- Excerpt from an article entitled, "Old Answers to the New Atheism" in the June issue of Tabletalk Magazine. Peter Hitchens is a converted atheist and brother to Christopher Hitchins, a prominent atheist.



"I am the light of the world" John 8:12