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)


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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