Miracles

 
 

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The accounts of the ‘miracles’ in first-century Palestine are either lies, or legends, or history. And if all, or the most important, of them are lies or legends then the claim which Christianity has been making for the last two thousand years is simply false.

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Grammatically the things we say of Him are ‘metaphorical’: but in a deeper sense it is our physical and physic energies are mere ‘metaphors’ of the real Life which is God.

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Our sexuality should be regarded as the transposition into a minor key of that creative joy which in Him is unceasing and irresistible.

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It is always shocking to meet life when we thought we were alone. ‘Look out!’ we cry, ‘it’s alive’. And therefore this is the very point at which so many draw back—I would have done so myself if I could—and proceed no further with Christianity. An ‘impersonal God’—well and good. A subjective God of beauty, tr... View Quote


Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator.

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Death is, in fact, what some modern people call ‘ambivalent’. It is Satan’s great weapon and also God’s great weapon: it is holy and un holy; our supreme disgrace and our only hope; the thing Christ came to conquer and the means by which He conquered.

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In science we have been reading only the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself.

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I contend that in all these miracles alike the incarnate God does suddenly and locally something that God has done or will do in general. Each miracle writes for us in small letters something that God has already written, or will write, in letters almost too large to be noticed, across the whole canvas of nature.

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