Extremes are Extremely Annoying

“Christianity got over the difficulty of combining furious opposites, by keeping them both, and keeping them both furious.”
–G. K. Chesterton

“Truth is not in the middle, and not in one extreme, but in both extremes.”
–Charles Spurgeon

“Most heresies come from espousing one opposite at the expense of the other.”
–Philip Yancey

“Heresy is simply a school of opinion in which something is particularly pressed out of proportion to its logical place.”
–Harry Ironside

“Do not be overrighteous,
       neither be overwise—
       why destroy yourself?
Do not be overwicked,
       and do not be a fool—
       why die before your time?
 It is good to grasp the one
       and not let go of the other.
       The man who fears God will avoid all extremes”
–Ecclesiastes 7:16-18

4 thoughts on “Extremes are Extremely Annoying”

  1. I think one could add that heresy originates from a misunderstanding of the true character of God.

  2. I started to read these quotes and though them foolish until I read Ecclesiastes 7. There is wisdom in these thoughts, it’s just not on the surface and must be sought after.

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