Peace or Truth: what do you want more?

Some good quotes from Warfield about the compromise of truth in the pursuit of peace.

Warfield once met the wife of the seminary president J. Ross Stevenson while walking down a Princeton street, and she implored him: “Dr. Warfiled, I hear there is going to be trouble at the General Assembly. Do let us pray for peace.” To this he replied, “I am praying that if they do not do what is right, there may be a mighty battle.”

And,

“It is certain that there are many in our midst who fear controversy more than error.”

He’s not promoting a love of controversy, that’s not what we’re talking about, but a fear of it.

It reminds me of something Sinclair Ferguson said about the early church. They feared heresy would destroy the church, not martyrdom or persecution.

HT: Kevin DeYoung

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