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Peter Kreeft: “There is no human way up the mountain, only a divine way down.”

12 August 2016

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“Throughout the Bible, man-made religion fails. There is no human way up the mountain, only a divine way down. ‘No man has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.’ If we made the roads, it would indeed be arrogant to claim that any one road is the only valid one, for all human beings are equal, at least in all being human, finite, and mixtures of good and bad. If we made the roads, it would be as stupid to absolutize one of them as to absolutize one art form, one political system, or one way of skinning a cat. But if God made the road, we must find out whether he made many or one. If he made only one, then the shoe is on the other foot: it is humility, not arrogance, to accept this one road from God, and it is arrogance, not humillity, to insist that our man-made roads are as good as God’s God-made one.”

Peter Kreeft, Fundamentals of the Faith

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