They want to be filthy -
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Learn to enjoy
being unpopular - Peter Hitchins
They want to be
"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. -
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
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