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  • Writer's pictureJack Hager

>Prophetic Words About Jellyfish "christianity"

>J. C. Ryle lived from 1816 – 1900. I am not aware when he wrote the following lines, but the words are indicative of his prophetic voice, keen mind, and spiritual awareness of the disease he correctly diagnoses:

“One plague of our age is the widespread dislike to what men are pleased to call dogmatic theology. In the place of it, the idol of the day is a kind of jellyfish Christianity – a Christianity without bone, or muscle, or sinew, – without any distinct teaching about the atonement or the work of the Spirit, or justification, or the way of peace with God – a vague, foggy, misty Christianity, of which the only watchwords seem to be, ‘You must be..liberal and kind. You must condemn no man’s doctrinal views. You must consider everybody is right and nobody is wrong’.” ~ J.C. Ryle

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