From the July/August, 2003 issue of Touchstone
Standing Together, Standing Apart by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

Standing Together, Standing Apart

Cultural Co-belligerence Without Theological Compromise

by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

An ominous sense of urgency surrounds any gathering of those who claim the name of Christ and would dare to speak of eternal things. Darkening shadows and a sense of cultural decline are now settled on the Western Christian conscience with a heaviness of spirit and a tragic sense of loss.

We must not claim that Christianity is the property of Western civilization, but we do acknowledge that Western civilization, such as it is or was, is the product of Christianity and of Christians. Darkness has always loomed in the background, if not in the forefront of Western culture. The critical turning points in Western history were moments when darkness was defeated or dispatched, often just in the nick of time . . .

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