Randy Alcorn, On Chronological Snobbery

See the source image“Modern believers have a bad habit of acting as if the Christian faith began with us, with the result that we end up doing “theology on the fly,” ignoring a few thousand years of Christian history as if not much of importance was learned. We tend to think that what’s trending on Twitter is somehow important just because it’s current, when the fact that it’s popular and fashionable in all probability means it’s decidedly unimportant. We tend to be guilt of what C.S. Lewis called “chronological snobbery,” the flawed belief that newer ideas are always better than old ones. There’s a lot of trendy theology these days; like puffs of smoke on a windy day, most of it won’t last, and shouldn’t.” (Hand in Hand, pgs. 177-178)

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