Re: [eldil] Protectin g the Omnipotence
- O yes indeed. That is a truth we need reiterated over and over - or I
I've just started Robert Farrar Capon's Hunting the Divine Fox. It looks
like a good dose of, at the very least, common sense in this direction.
I was just thinking that learning this lesson is truly a grace for us;
an enormous relief; it's not defending God wants from us, but trust. CW
does hit the nail on the head, doesn't he!
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On 12/11/2011 04:29, Steve Hayes wrote:
> Protecting the Omnipotence.
> Source: Williams 1958 (1931):217 (Many dimensions).
> Chloe Burnett is lying in bed conscious of an intruder,
> after the Stone, and thinks to use it to get away. "Then she
> would use it; after all, she was using it to save it. She was
> doing for it what it could not do for itself. She was
> protecting it. Not being a reader of religious history Chloe
> was ignorant what things have been done in the strength of
> that plea, or with what passionate anxiety men have struggled
> to protect the subordination of Omnipotence. But in her
> despair she rejected what kings and prelates have not
> rejected; she refused to be deceived, she refused to attempt
> to be helpful to the God, and being in an agony she prayed
> more ernestly."
> One of the examples of this attitude in the Old Testament is Uzzah (II Sam
> We are not to behave as if our poor little God needed us to prop him up.
- "God has only us to defend his honour,and how can we do that if we leave off killing?I think that's from "Cranmer", but am quoting from memory.Richard Sturch.
- An excellent example of our arrogant idea that His honour needs defending, like a human being.
Cranmer seemed an honest man with honest principles - but fatally flawed. The result, 'malgré lui' was to connive at evil.
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On 13/11/2011 03:40, Richard Lyman wrote:"God has only us to defend his honour,and how can we do that if we leave off killing?I think that's from "Cranmer", but am quoting from memory.Richard Sturch.