Soren Kierkegaard | Nathan Colquhoun

Soren Kierkegaard

May 11, 20062

This is true in way too many ways.

“The matter is simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined. How would I ever get on in the world.
Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship. Christian Scholarship is the Church’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming to close. Dreadful it is to fall into the hands of the living God. Yes, it is even dreadful to be alone with the New Testament.”


  • lisa

    May 11, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    this is my first visit to your blog, and that Kierkegaard quote is making me bookmark it already.


  • Gerald

    July 2, 2006 at 1:55 am

    Yes. Can you follow Him? If not, stop saying you’re a true Christian.


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