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“Children of the Day”

ComputerWallpaper_1280by1024.jpg 9-week Ladies Bible Study starting Thursday, September 11 @ 10 AM & Monday, September 15 @ 7pm at the First Baptist Church of Perryville. continue reading… »

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No Christianity, No Western Civilization—D. Elton Trueblood (1900 – 1994)

  At the height of the Second World War, D. Elton Trueblood, the Quaker intellectual, offered prescient insights about the decline of Western civilization. He argued that the stability through the rule of law to which America and Europe had become accustomed was a direct cultural product of Christianity. Noting that the Nazis repudiated the Christian worldview as their first order of business, Trueblood prophetically warned that the moral convictions of the West are not accidental; they are specifically derived from Christian distinctives.1 As the European Union has recently debated whether to acknowledge its cultural debt to the Church, Trueblood’s admonition remains a timely word.