Paving roads over the asphalt of old ideas leads to the same destination, no matter how pretty the new ways look.
Drinking from an empty glass is useless; so is using words that have been emptied of their meaning.
Mansions built on beaches reside on a surer foundation than the simplest theologies established by the ever-changing sands of science.
Reality resounds and remains by God’s say so; yet, like drunks dancing on thin ice, Men are the only creatures who presume to drown out His Divine utterances with their incoherent babble.
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Dr. Briggs is more blunt and more explicit in his description of the changes which he thinks have been wrought. “I will tell you what criticism has destroyed,” he says in an article published a couple of years ago.” It has destroyed many false theories about the Bible; it has destroyed the doctrine of verbal inspiration; it has destroyed the theory of inerrancy; it has destroyed the false doctrine that makes the inspiration depend upon its attachment to a holy man.”