Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of my summer schedule, in which I'm serving as a camp pastor on top of my normal duties, I'll be putting my ongoing Thursday and Friday series on hold until mid-August. All other days will continue to feature new content as usual, and the Thursday and Friday slots will offer devotional and theological reflections (heretofore unpublished) from my seminary years.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Quote of the Week

"Confucius," by an unknown artist, c.1770
Here's a quote from the ancient Chinese sage Confucius, speaking about "Absolute Truth" in almost exactly the same terminology that theologians would later use to describe God himself (an example of Paul's argument that the attributes of God are knowable even without the benefit of special revelation--Romans 1:20).

"Absolute Truth is indestructible. Being indestructible, it is eternal. Being eternal, it is self-existent. Being self-existent, it is infinite. Being infinite, it is vast and deep. Being vast and deep, it is transcendent and intelligent. It is because it is vast and deep that it embraces all existence. It is because it is infinite and eternal that it fulfills and perfects all existence."

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