Know the Truth

 

Know the Truth

Paul's Goodreads Review

This book has impacted my life more than any other (bar the Bible itself)
 

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If God really is God, the creator of all things visible and invisible and the Source of all rational order in the universe, I find it absurd to think that he does not actively reveal himself to us but remains inert and aloof, so that we are left to grope about in the dark for possible intimations and clues to his reality

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Throw a stone in the faculty parking lot of an elite American or European university and you would have a good chance of hitting an atheist. But throw a stone anywhere else and you really have to aim

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Do you think that, given a trillion years, or infinite time, this table could suddenly or gradually become conscious, aware of its surroundings, aware of its identity the way you are? It is simply inconceivable, and what holds for the table holds for all the other matter in the universe

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God’s holy nature is reflected in his will, which is encountered by us as his law. God’s law is therefore never an arbitrary demand on God’s part. It is the expression of his holy nature, it is the character of God impinging upon us.

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The Hebrew vocabulary includes no equivalent to our term ‘Nature’. This is not surprising if by ‘Nature’ we mean ‘the creative and regulative physical power which is conceived of as operating in the physical world and as the immediate cause of all its phenomena’, the only way to render this idea into Hebrew would be to say simply ‘... View Quote


In practice, scientific investigation, and its harnessing of natural processes technologically, is founded upon the essential order and predicability of the universe, which is finally a reflection of the inherent order, rationality, self-consistency, and faithfulness of the divine Creator. ‘There are no laws of nature, only customs of God’ (... View Quote


God is deemed omnipotent not because he can indeed act, yet sometimes ceases and sits in idleness, or continues by a general impulse that order of nature which he previously appointed; but because, governing heaven and earth by his providence, he so regulates all things that nothing takes place without his deliberation

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Providence is that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator preserves all His creatures, is operative in all that comes to pass in the world, and directs all things to their appointed end

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