A Thought For Theologians

13 01 2010
Truth Matters Newsletters – February 2008 Vol. 13 Issue 2 – A Thought For Theologians – Soren Kierkegaard

Discernment Ministries International

A Thought For Theologians

The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers.

We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obligated to act accordingly.

Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly.

My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined. How would I even get on in the world?

Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship. Christian scholarship is the Church’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming too close. Oh, priceless scholarship, what would we do without you?

Dreadful it is to fall into the hands of the Living God. Yes, it is even more dreadful to be alone with the New Testament.

Soren Kierkegaard Provocations: Spiritual Wrings of

Kierkegaard, p. 201




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