“Faith has degenerated into the confident belief in certain facts, and a poverty-stricken hope for the next world” – Moltmann
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Today Christmas has become a commercial celebration, whose bright lights hide the mystery of God’s humility, which in turn calls us to humility and simplicity. Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season, and to discover behind it the child in the stable in Bethlehem, so as to find true joy and true light
Here – thought this was the best way to say why Christians need to study all sorts of things -
The first point that meets us in investigating biblical wisdom is that it is teleological. Wisdom for its own sake is unknown. Biblical wisdom is a harnessed force, a tool fittingly designed for a particular application. (51)
“A thatched roof once covered free men; under marble and gold dwells slavery” – Seneca, Epistle 90 (The Part Played by Philosophy in the Progress of Man)
If God created through evolution, God still created, and the end product is still human beings with the ability to worship, ponder, love, create, and blog, among other things. But once you deny the truthfulness of God, the ability of the Creator to be known via what has been created, you have done serious damage to the heart of Christianity and the teaching of Scripture.
No doubt I have my favorite bloggers, and this is one of the reasons why James McGrath is one of those…
Read the post. Good stuff.
if you want to discover the really good reason for Church Tradition, look at the insane ways people toss around “biblical” arguments today. – Thomas Peters
Of course, I need to add my Methodism too – Scripture, Reason and Experience.
Mark Galli, in the introduction to his book, writes,
The Bible is a book full of mystery and wonder. If we find we have created a doctrine of God that makes perfect sense to us, then we’re probably no longer talking about the God of the Bible. We are finite and sinful he is infinite and holy.
I tend to agreed with him, but I am cautious. First, I assume me means that we shouldn’t hold to our doctrines so tightly as to exclude the possibility of being wrong and not the idea that if a doctrine makes sense, then it is wrong… or to the negative, if a doctrine doesn’t make sense, then it is correct.