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Shut your open mind…

05 Oct

Yeah that’s right, we all need to SHUT OUR OPEN MINDS…on something solid. There is a great temptation and danger in our postmodern context to so overvalue the journey towards God and truth that all we ever do is have a conversation. Absolute truth exists, we may never have exhaustive knowledge of that truth, but we can and must have certain knowledge: that God exists, that forgiveness of sing come only through Jesus Christ, that the Bible is God’s authoritative revelation of Himself to us.

I found this quote by G.K. Chesterton both winsome and convincing:

“The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” (Autobiography. Collected Works Vol. 16, p. 212)

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 5, 2006 in quotes

 

2 responses to “Shut your open mind…

  1. Jonathan Dodson

    October 11, 2006 at 3:56 am

    Very catchy and very true. The trick is to shut your mind on not too much or too little….

     
  2. Josh

    October 11, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    Exactly. Let me know when you get that figured out.

     

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