Wednesday with Words: All the Claims of Men

I wrote down this quote, from Ravi Zacharias’s The Kingdom of the Cults, some time ago, but I think I will use it today just because it is so very interesting and true. I have not read the entire book, which consists mostly of long histories of various supposedly Christian cults, but I found this quote near the beginning:

I must dissent from the view that “all roads that lead to God are good” and believe instead the words of our Lord, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh into the father but by me.” It should be carefully noted that Jesus did not say, “I am one of many equally good ways,” or “I am a better way than the others, I am an aspect of truth; I am a fragment of the life.” Instead, His claim is absolute, and allegiance to Him as the Savior of the world was to take precedence over all the claims of men and religions.

The Kingdom of the Cults

By Ravi Zacharias, with Walter Martin

 

On my reading list this week:

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events! I have heard myself and a couple of my siblings compared numerous times to the three children in this book, and I decided to finally read it myself. It’s very, very silly and quite funny, and not the ‘horrible, sad, terrible book’ which was promised. (False advertising!)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I have been anticipating this book for a long, long time, only to discover that it is an extraordinarily dark, violent book without any sort of morals, so very far from the fun fantasy I was expecting, and certainly not recommended to anybody.

The Shadows by Jacqueline West: Another book which I have been looking forward to. It definitely can’t go as far wrong as Six of Crows, as it resides in the Juvenile Fiction section of the library, and not the Young Adult.

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