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Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Point of Clarification

Just to be sure no one misunderstands my intention, I want to make it clear that I'm not proposing EVERYTHING is paradoxical. There are many areas of clear truth in Scripture where paradox is not an option. For example, the Bible clearly teaches that faith in Christ is the only way for a person to be saved from sin. The Bible says God created the world. The Bible says Jesus rose from the dead. There is no "other side" to these truths. They are simple and clear facts from the Bible. Nothing in Scripture calls us to balance them or hold them with any degree of uncertainty. Quite the opposite - we are commanded to believe them with absolute confidence. There are 2 sides to every coin, but not all truth is coin-shaped. Every coin has 2 sides, but not all truth is coin-shapedSome truth is one-sided and deserves to be treated that way. However, when some of the most important truths taught in the Bible are placed side by side, they can only be perceived by the human mind as paradoxical. THEOparadox is nothing more than a call to treat as paradox those things which cannot be adequately explained within the limits of human logic.

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