Monday, 3 June 2013

The error of sentimentalism

G. K. Chesterton says somewhere that if a book does not have wicked character in it, then it is a wicked book. One of the most pernicious errors currently rife in the Christian community is the error of sentimentalism - the view that evil is to be evaded rather than the more robust Christian view that evil is to be conquered. The Christian ought to believe and live knowing that evil is there to be fought, the dragon is there to be slain.

Adapted from the wonderful preface to the 1st Omnibus

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