It is greatly humbling to read the Author’s apology for his book written by John Bunyan at the start of his since world-renowned The Pilgrim’s Progress (from This World, to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream), published in 1678: https://www.ccel.org/ccel/bunyan/pilgrim.iii.html In it Bunyan wisely infers that the mind, even the regenerate mind, does not exist in a vacuum and needs godly occupation to keep it out of trouble:
Neither did I but vacant seasons spend In this my scribble; nor did I intend But to divert myself, in doing this, From worser thoughts, which make me do amiss.
Some say that a Christian has no business writing a blog, a worldly phenomenon designed to massage and indulge the ego; others that just like the explosive spread of the Printing press during the Reformation, the internet can be a mighty evangelistic, devotional tool in the right hands:
Well, when I had thus put mine ends together I show’d them others, that I might see whether They would condemn them, or them justify: And some said, let them live; some, let them die: Some said, John, print it; others said, Not so: Some said, It might do good; others said, No.
It would be ridiculous presumption to equate the greatness and influence of Bunyan’s ‘scribble’ with my own. Nevertheless I harbour a godly desire to align my creative ambition with his, and pray that through it some souls may be awoken, challenged, comforted, uplifted along their heavenward way, redeeming the time, because the days are evil (Eph 5:16):
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