Christianity, the Foundation and Conservator of Freedom
RELIGION & LIBERTY: VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6: Erik Ritter Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn:
We must always keep in mind Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the aion“ and aion means the “world and the spirit of the period.” As Christians we have to resist the spirit of the time. Chesterton made a wonderful remark: “The Catholic Church is the only thing which protects us from the degrading servitude of being a child of your time.” In other words, we do not give in. We stay our own course, which is not the course of the flow of the time in which we live. The church, therefore, always has been a stranger in this world, but at this present time, the church is more of a stranger than ever in the past. We can make no compromise at all with the spirit of this time.