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In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute. ---->>>

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world. ---->>>

I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did. ---->>>

I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution. ---->>>

The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result. ---->>>

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched. ---->>>

Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting. ---->>>

Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life. ---->>>

Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship - and not as ends in themselves.

Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship - and not as ends in themselves.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-30, 1912
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Die: 05-15, 1984
Occupation: Theologian
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Francis August Schaeffer (January 30, 1912 – May 15, 1984) was an American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor. He is best known for establishing the L'Abri community in Switzerland. Opposed to theological modernism, Schaeffer promoted a more historic Protestant faith and a presuppositional approach to Christian apologetics, which he believed would answer the questions of the age (wikipedia)