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September 23, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

Quotes from Tim Keller’s “Making Sense of God”

Science is limited, it didn’t give us ethics or values:

“The humanistic moral values of secularism are not the deliverances of scientific reasoning, but have come down to us from older times . . . they have a theological history. And modern people hold them by faith alone.” (43).

“Jesus himself is the main argument for why we should believe Christianity.” (228)

“Jesus is one of the very few persons in history who founded a great world religion or who, like Plato or Aristotle, has set the course of human thought and life for centuries. Jesus is in that tiny, select group. On the other hand, there have been a number of persons over the years who have implicitly or explicitly claimed to be divine beings from other worlds. Many of them were demagogues; many more were leaders of small, self-contained sects of true believers. What is unique about Jesus is that he is the only member of the first set of persons who is also a member of the second.” (237)

“In the whole history of the world, there is only one person who not only claimed to be God himself but also got enormous numbers of people to believe it. Only Jesus combines claims of divinity with the most beautiful life of humanity.” (237)

“As long as you do not begin with an imposed philosophical bias against the possibility of miracles, the Resurrection has as much attestation as any other ancient historical event.” (242)

Here is the fuller list of Tim Keller quotes that I borrowed these from.

By the way, I’m about 2/3rds of the way through this book and its quite good.  Its a highly developed philosophical and theological work.

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