How do we know the Bible is true? How do we know what truth is?
Here is this weeks Premier thought for the Day – Another one based on Magnificent Obsession.
The Bible was “put together by crude, uncultured human mammals” (Christopher Hitchens,
Jesus’ teaching is not the product of human learning, of whatever kind. It originates from immediate contact with the Father, from ‘face-to-face’ dialogue – from the vision of the one who rests close to the Father’s heart. It is the Son’s word – Pope Benedict
“Jesus said great things so simply that he seems not to have thought about them, and yet so clearly that it is obvious what he thought about them. Such clarity together with such simplicity is wonderful.” Pascal.
“If people do not believe the word of Scripture, then they will not believe someone coming from the next world either. The highest truths cannot be forced into the type of empirical evidence that only applies to material reality” (Pope Benedict).
And for those atheist friends who keep sneering that they don’t follow a 2,000 year old book – your words will disappear into the Internet vapour and be forgotten tomorrow…but….
Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away. (Jesus Christ) (Matthew 24:35).