Saturday, July 09, 2005

Through Faith They Still Speak (7/9/05)

For some reason, this past Sunday's segment disappeared from the front page of the blog. Here's an archive of that segment, for anybody interested. It's a quote of Irenaeus on the subject of the uniqueness of the miracles surrounding Jesus' life.

For today:

"By these fictions [of non-Christian religions], and such as these, and by lies of a more attractive kind, the minds of boys are corrupted; and with the same fables clinging to them, they grow up even to the strength of mature age; and, poor wretches, they grow old in the same beliefs, although the truth is plain, if they will only seek after it....But that they who know not God are deservedly tormented as impious, as unrighteous persons, no one except a profane man hesitates to believe, since it is not less wicked to be ignorant of, than to offend the Parent of all, and the Lord of all....ignorance of God is sufficient for punishment, even as knowledge of Him is of avail for pardon" (Minucius Felix and Octavius, The Octavius of Minucius Felix, 22, 35)