Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Goodness of God Is Worth More Than the Inerrancy of Scripture

"The ultimate question is whether the doctrine of the goodness of God or that of the inerrancy of Scripture is to prevail when they conflict. I think the doctrine of the goodness of God is the more certain of the two. Indeed only that doctrine renders this worship of Him obligatory or even permissible. 
To this some will reply ‘Ah, but we are fallen and don’t recognise good when we see it.’ But God Himself does not say we are as fallen as that. He constantly, in scripture, appeals to our conscience: ‘Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right? [Luke 12:57] — ‘What fault hath my people found in me? [Jer 2:5]. And so on.”

-CS Lewis

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Matter Over Mind

If I don't feel my pulse beating in time with the universe
and the breath entering and escaping my lungs
if all I know is the roaring howl of a
distracted, fragmented, anxious, fragile mind
then I fall through the hole
and no one can find me in the blackness.