Saturday, September 20, 2008

Growing in Wisdom

Our good friends at the Journey to Orthodoxy blog posted a fantastic entry about how increased wisdom can lead us to change our minds on certain topics. His post is meant to show Protestants that, though they are now certain of sola sciptura, sola fide, and other doctrines, so once was he. But "to be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant," as one can find fewer and fewer examples of Protestant ideals the further one goes back — and one has not gone far at all before they disappear altogether. If one is honest, upon drinking history a bit deeper, he will change his mind to reflect what he has learned.

His choice of video illustrates his point brilliantly:

Read his whole post. This was a great insight.

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Blogger Ad Orientem said...

WOW!!! That's a pretty damning video.


9:12 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

I don't get the connection between the two. How is the cigarette video related to Protestantism?

2:31 PM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

Hi Joe,

JTO's point is that people grow in knowledge and change their minds, as Protestants change their minds about theology when they study patristics.

5:24 PM  

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