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The Power of Stories in Shaping and Reshaping our Worldview

Thought Leaders Series: 2018

The primary reason why we hold on doctrinal problems is largely because of our Sunday school experience.

For example, the idea of an angry God who requires the brutal death and blood of his incarnate son in order to reconcile with his creation is a major doctrine in Christian settings.

Consequently, any idea which contradicts or challenges this position fundamentally disrupts our understanding of the divinity of Jesus and perhaps most important, our understanding of how the world works.

This is because stories passed on at an early age are both powerful and dangerous. They are in fact some of the most difficult mindsets to unlearn.

Even when we are presented with better arguments and facts, we still find it immensely painful to detach from them. As such we end up upholding them simply for sentimental reasons.

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The Words of Our Elders: Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)

It is not a true Gospel that gives us the impression that the Christian life is easy, and that there are no problems to be faced. That is not the New Testament teaching. The New Testament is most alarming at first, indeed terrifying, as it shows us the problems by which we are confronted. But follow it-go on! It does not stop halfway, it goes on to this addition, this second half; and here it shows us the way in which, though that is the truth concerning the battle, we can be enabled to wage it, and not only to wage it, but to triumph in it. It shows us that we are meant to be “more than conquerors.”

~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

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The Words Of Our Elders: C S Lewis (1898-1963)

It is by human avarice or human stupidity, not by the churlishness of nature, that we have poverty and overwork.
~ C.S. Lewis

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom