Friday, October 16, 2020

Pascal: getting at the truth

Friday, October 16, 2020
    Commemoration of the Oxford Martyrs, Hugh Latimer, Nicolas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, bishops and martyrs, 1555
    (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)
    —John 20:9 (NIV)
    [Unbelievers] think they have made great efforts to get at the truth when they have spent a few hours in reading some book out of Holy Scripture, and have questioned some cleric about the truths of the faith. After that, they boast that they have searched in books and among men in vain.
    ... Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensées (Thoughts) [1660], P.F. Collier & Son, 1910, #194, p. 70 (see the book)
    See also John 20:9; Matt. 12:7; John 5:39-40; Gal. 3:22; Tit. 1:15; 2 Pet. 3:3-5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, remove the obstacles, so that ____ and ____ may receive a greater knowledge of You.
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