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Einstein Loved the Church?

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As Indiana recently witnessed in the battle for religious liberty and true tolerance, the institutions once known for stridently defending free speech are now the ones most virulently attacking it!

The major media elites have passionately embraced the twin secular doctrines of sexual revolution radicalism and anti-Christian bigotry. Anyone stupid enough to call for an end to the sexual insanity [same-sex marriage, transgenderism etc.] is banned from participation in community life.

Our public universities have abandoned academic freedom, the sacred cornerstone of liberal higher education, choosing instead to promote an agenda of political correctness where anything but lockstep conformity to the script is condemned and punished.

Perhaps this explains why I found this quote by a universally recognized “genius” so illuminating.

Albert Einstein is certainly no poster child for Christianity, but if you value his scientific discoveries, you should pause to reflect on his social commentary as well. During the Nazi rise to power, Einstein was exiled from Germany because he happened to be a Jew. As he reflected on the atrocities taking place in his beloved homeland, he shared this profound insight on the only institution powerful enough to resist the wickedness of his day:

Being a lover of freedom, when the [Nazi] revolution came, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted in their devotion to the cause of truth; but no, the universities were immediately silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers, whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks.

Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing the truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration for it because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual and moral freedom. I am forced to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly.
[Cited in Arthur C. Cochrane, The Church’s Confession Under Hitler (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1962, 40.)]

Who had the power and courage to stand for TRUTH in the face of punishment and even death?

The Church of Jesus Christ!

Nothing has changed. Stand Church! If we don’t , who will?

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  1. Kerry Drake
    June 15th, 2015 at 06:58 | #1

    Sorry bro, just now got a chance to read your blog. That is an incredible find, Albert Einstein defending the relevancy of the church in his era. If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, and the church is a reflection of His glory, and we are supposed to be a mirrored reflection of His work on Earth, how can we stand silent in the face of these PC bullies? I’d rather come out with a couple of black eyes and bruises now, than to “run away to fight another day”. If we don’t fight or resist this now, how can we ever resist it when it swallows whole nations or continents? I believe this can be our finest hour! Thank you Mr. Churchill for the awesome quote. Awake fearless hearts, awake church… FIGHT!
    And Pastor, thank you for the privilege of serving in a church that IS making a difference, and is completely relevant for today. I am honored and humbled to have served under your father, and now you. It has been an adventure!

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