A Puritan Word to the Postmodern

2 04 2008

As I began reading the April book of the month for the Puritan Reading Challenge (Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks) I came across this wonderful gem that challenged the postmodern lurking within.  Living in a relativistic culture and bombarded with a low view of truth, postmodernism has a way of seeping into our brains like some kind of infection.  This quote is good medicine!

Solomon bids us buy the truth (Prov. 23:23)… We must love it both shining and scorching. Every parcel of truth is precious as the filings of gold; we must either live with it, or die for it.  As Ruth said to Naomi, ‘Whither thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgest I will lodge, and nothing but death shall part thee and me (Ruth 1:16, 17); so must the gracious spirits say, Where truth goes I will go, where truth lodges I will lodge, and nothing but death shall part me and truth… the truth is a jewel that exceeds all price… it is our heritage… It is a legacy that our forefathers have bought with their bloods, which should make us willing to lay down anything, and to lay out anything, that we may, with the wise merchant in the Gospel (Matt. 13:45), purchase this precious pearl, which is more worth than heaven and earth, and which will make a man live happily, die comfortably, and reign eternally.

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