Archive for the ‘alienation from God’ Category

The Essential Falsehood in Liberalism

September 5, 2009

The idea that there was in human nature an element of deliberate defiance and rebellion against God, against the good, fell out of the scheme of modern life. The traditional Chrisian idea of the sinulness of man…was abandoned

D.R.Davies, On to Orthodoxy, 1939, p.13, giving reasons why he left Liberalism after WWI and the evil he saw there.

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Cain – Man Divided

August 31, 2009

In Cain there appears for the first time that perennial conflict in the soul of fallen man, the conflict between the passionate claims to be left alone, the assertion of independence, and the no less terror of being left alone, the obscure foreboding of the hell to which independence leads The first produces the indignant question, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ The second, the bitter complaint, ‘Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth, and from thy face I shall be hid.’

Oliver Quick, The Gospel of the New World, 1944, p.40