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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Friday, 16 June 2006

Russ Reeves in Comment on history

This week's Comment has an article by historian Russ Reeves and former blogger: 'Making the most of college: learning from history'.  He begins by examining Santayana's aphorism: 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it', which reminds me of the poet Steve Turner's twist on it: 'History repeats itself - it has to, nobody listens'.

Reeves rightly concludes:
Christians cannot find true identity or purpose in a purely naturalistic understanding of history. It is only through a God who saves his people in history through the sacrifice of Christ. The touchstone for history is not my history, but Christ's history. I need to make sense of the world less through the lens of my experience and more through Christ's. History is the terrain we travel, and we should know it well, but Christ is our compass.

1 comment:

John said...

Hi, My name is John from Melbourne Oz.
What have we really learnt from history? Not much at all really.

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Also a comment on the quote at the top of your blog. What has the mental "universe" got to do with anything.
Reality with a capital R is an unexplainable multi-dimensional mystery full of space-time paradoxes that easily confound any and every attempt at mental explanation.
To truly explain even any one seeming "thing" you would have to explain its multi-dimensional relationship to quite literally everything, past, present and future.
The author of the above essays points out that true understanding only begins to begin when one has transcended the fear based inherently separative left brained thinking mind.