Monday, June 25, 2007

Even Understanding Aquinnah at Dusk is a Matter of Faith, not Sight

Faith then understanding is the necessary order of embracing the beauty and wisdom of all we would otherwise never understand. Whereas the carnal mind, which will not indeed cannot walk by faith, requires understanding before it will exercise faith. Accordingly, it is not hard to appreciate why the carnal mind never arrives at understanding. Christ is not just the way back to the Father; he's the way back to the Father's world.

As Tozer noted, it is one think to hear a sweet lute played sweetly and quite another thing to hear about it.

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Sacchiel said...

Highly agree, the natural man considers the things of God as foolishness.

Anonymous said...

I never thought of that before. It reminds me of what you've said that Van Til said that the none-beleiver cannot "know" anything. This seems to take it one step further...they cannot truly enjoy anything, as a Christian does, without faith.

Ron DiGiacomo said...

Van Til never said that nor thought it. You didn’t get that from me.