06 August, 2009

An unexpected quote...

“The holy law of Jesus Christ governs our civilisation, but it does not yet permeate it. It is said that slavery has disappeared from European civilisation. This is a mistake. It still exists; but it weighs now only upon woman, and it is called prostitution” Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, 1862

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"No structure of law built upon the teachings of Jesus can long endure if it is not supported by a public which has been converted to Christ and His way of life." One of the real dilemmas for Christians is what role or roles they should play in the public sphere in an increasingly less Christian country. And to what degree should Christians be in the business of trying to legislate their beliefs if the majority of the nation no longer supports such notions? This means that the priority for Christians is the conversion of the citizens of our country, and only secondarily any sort of political maneuvers or legislative efforts. I don't say that we should not be involved in the latter, I am simply saying it is an exercise in futility if you are trying to legislate Christianity against the flow or majority views of the country. Christians, are called to build their own culture, and make it winsome enough so that it will winsome. Johno