Sunday, January 28, 2018

Aquinas: Scriptures and truth

Sunday, January 28, 2018
    Feast of Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1274
    The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.
    —2 Chronicles 36:15-16 (NIV)
    In questions of this sort there are two things to be observed. First, that the truth of Scripture be inviolably maintained. Secondly, since Scripture doth admit of diverse interpretations, that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity, that if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture, should afterward turn out to be clearly false, he should nevertheless still presume to put it forward; lest thereby the sacred Scriptures should be exposed to the derision of unbelievers and the way of salvation should be closed to them.
    ... Thomas Aquinas (1225?-1274), Summa Theologica [1274], Benziger Bros. edition, 1947, Pars Prima, Quaest. lxviii, art. primus (see the book)
    See also 2 Chr. 36:15-16; Matt. 12:7; Acts 17:18-32
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant that what I proclaim shall be Your word and not my opinion only.
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