Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
The Greatest Mystery in the Universe
02/11/2011 - Alan KurschnerI think the greatest mystery in all of the universe, and by "mystery" I mean that which we as creatures cannot wrap our finite minds around so as to comprehend, is, not the trinity, and not that he made the universe ex nihilo (out of nothing), and not the virgin birth, but the greatest mystery is his divine love for us. The love of the Father predestining us, the love of the Son dying for us, and the love of the Spirit giving us a new birth.
This Trinitarian divine love that would reach down and save us unworthy sinners is the greatest confounding mystery in all of the Bible. And this mystery will only be more palpable on that day when we meet our Savior face to face.
It's Not the Thought that Counts these Days
02/10/2011 - Mike PorterIndeed.
It sounds as if you supposed that argument was the way to keep him out of the Enemy's clutches. That might have been so if he had lived a few centuries earlier. At that time the humans still knew pretty well when a thing was proved and when it was not; and if it was proved they really believed it. They still connected thinking with doing and were prepared to alter their way of life as the result of a chain of reasoning. But what with the weekly press and other such weapons we have largely altered that. Your man has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to have a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily 'true' or 'false', but as 'academic' or 'practical', 'outworn' or 'contemporary', 'conventional' or 'ruthless'. Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping him from the Church.
--C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters (Screwtape to Wormwood)