I knew there was one true Christian out there that wouldn’t let me get away with such blatant blasphemy! I also know that in mentioning something to me, it means you care :) and that you are serious in your convictions.
I will definitely add that book to my list of reads…haven’t read it yet. Thanks for the suggestion! But please don’t let my soul be your burden…
Romans:”For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
“I am the way, the truth, & the life.”
So if God is self-evident, and God is truth, then truth is self-evident (if you are willing to be open to the truth).
Since I left the church early in college, I dedicated my life to the open pursuit of true knowledge. I tossed aside my filter of biblical absolutes, and in its place I set a screen of MY logic and experiences. I took in all viewpoints like a child, and passed them through my filter only. In this way, I believe I have made myself the most open I can be to “self-evident” truth.
As a bonus, I am able to process more information, which has landed me nuggets of truth that otherwise wouldn’t have made it past the “absolutes” filter.
If I truly belong with the God of your conviction, then that same self-evident truth will lead me back to Him, so the burden is not on one small speck of creation (Paul), but on all that “has been made”!
I am a moth to the flame of truth. I am open, however, I also believe that the truth has set me free.
P.S. It was such a bummer not to see you…hope you’ll come back to SF soon!