Heresy Cloaked Under “Not giving offence”

J.G.MachenChristianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen (Kindle version, location 220):

Few desires on the part of religious teachers have been more harmfully exaggerated than the desire to “’avoid giving offence.” Only too often that desire has come perilously near dishonesty; the religious teacher, in his heart of hearts, is well aware of the radicalism of his views, but is unwilling to relinquish his place in the hallowed atmosphere of the Church by speaking his whole mind.

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