Its history is that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at least in the innovation. It is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward to perdition. -RL Dabney
Tell me what the world is saying today, and I’ll tell you what the church will be saying in seven years. -Francis Schaeffer (hat tip for the quote: David Wegener)
To paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy, if you’ve come up with a doctrine that matches what the majority (or the hip, connected minority) of the population believes, and what the church has never believed in its history… you might be on the wrong path.
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. -Jude 3