Dave Siemens wrote:
> Acts 9:7 says those with Saul heard a voice. So,
> if it was all in Saul's head, it was also in the
> heads of those accompanying him.
I think it is very important to understand what is
a revelation from God, and I yield to the theologian
and philosopher on these finer points. There are
clearly differences between eastern mysticism and
the Christian view for example.
However, for us less folk, may I suggest something...
What is unassailably "True", is in fact True, irrespective
of the means or process that brought about the discovery
of that Truth. We may not be capable of "proving" what is
the ultimate reality, but we still may just be able to
discover what is True about it.
If I may reflect back on a point I borrow from Dietrich
Bonhoeffer on this....
Throughout the ages, many have had a cross that waited
for them, and some obeyed the call to that Freedom and
Grace. From the ashes of their suffering comes a little
(often) black book that contains 66 chapters of what they
came to understand of the ultimate Truth. It is our job
in this generation, to examine their understanding, find
what is "inspired" of these great writings, and re-discover
for ourselves that same road to Freedom and Grace anew in
obedience. Hence, "only he who believes is obedient, and
only he who is obedient believes".
and by Grace alone do we proceed,
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