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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Serious humour

I have come to the conclusion that the two institutions which Germany most needs are (1) The Sabbath; and (2) American Football.
... What a wonderful aid tobacco is to friendship and Christian fellowship.
Stonehouse Biography pp 84, 85

Machen on social betterment

material benefits were never valued in the apostolic age for their own sake, they were never regarded as substitutes for spiritual things. That lesson needs to be learned. Social betterment, though important, is insufficient; it must always be supplemented by God’s unspeakable gift,
J Gresham Machen, New Testament, ed, John Cook, pp 345, 346