Friday, August 8, 2014

Those Who Read the Bible as "Literature"

C.S. Lewis:

"Those who talk of reading the Bible 'as literature' sometimes mean, I think, reading it without attending to the main thing it is about; like reading Burke with no interest in politics, or reading the Aeneid with no interest in Rome. That seems to me to be nonsense." C.S. Lewis, writing in Reflections on the Psalms

"The wise will be put to shame;
they will be dismayed and trapped. 
Since they have rejected the word of the LORD, 
what kind of wisdom do they have?" Jeremiah 8:9

"At that time Jesus said, 'I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children." Matthew 11:25

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written,
'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; 
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.'
Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?" 1 Corinthians 1:18-20

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