> The greatness of Christianity lies in its being hated by the world, not in its being convincing to it.

Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Romans, Around 110 AD.

Author: KB French

Formerly many things, including theology student, mime, jr. high Latin teacher, and Army logistics officer. Currently in the National Guard, and employed as a civilian... somewhere

2 thoughts on “Greatness”

  1. Love the quote. Bringing the sentiment to the present. The greatness of Christianity can seen today where it is against the law to be Christian. The Christian communities in places like that are close to what I believe the early church was like with Ignatius of Antoch. No human law can bar the choice to fallow Christ and where the law tries to interfere with that choice the more faithful the choice. With a little lose negation logic we then have; Christianity is lessen where it is the law to be Christian. Again No human law car bar the choice to follow Christ but where the law requires Christ’s way the choice is less faithful. What can be said of a place where Christians rule and pass laws enforcing Christian values? It is clear to me that they lessen the very values they mean to uplift. To paraphrase then Christianity is greatest when it is ruled and least when it rules, Christianity is greatest when it is convinced and least when it tries to convince.


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