Sunday, January 17, 2021

We take Christ's teaching -- but abolish Christ

 Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855


This is from the blog Dover Beach:

“…in our day Christ as the truth has… been abolished: we take Christ’s teaching – but abolish Christ. We want truth the easy way. This is to abolish truth, for Christ the teacher is more important than the teaching… Truth is not a sum of statements, not a definition, not a system of concepts, but a life. Truth is not a property of thought that guarantees validity to thinking. No, truth in its most essential character is the reduplication of truth within yourself… Your life expresses the truth in the striving… The Gospel says that this is eternal life, to know the only true God and the One Whom He sent, the Truth (John 17:3).”

--Soren Kierkegaard, Provocations

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John 5:39-40:  "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life:  and they are they which testify of me.  And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life."

Does Christ or Scripture Rule?

2 comments:

  1. I reality, I'm not sure the two can be separated.

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    1. Gorges: There are people that have information in their head about the Gospel or about Jesus Christ, but they are not in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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