Tuesday, 14 September 2021

It is that which is eternal plus that which is divine in us, which enables the choice between Good and evil

All Men are capable of choosing to join with Good or with evil, for two reasons. 

The first is that we are eternal Beings whose primordial existence preceded creation - so we know primordial chaos by experience.

Secondly, we are all children of God who each inherit something of that divinity which created our reality. So we know the reasons for creation, its purpose and meaning.

The choice between Good and evil is the choice between affirming and commiting-to the purpose and meaning of creation; or rejecting these (and the divine in us) which is implicitly to desire a return towards chaos.

This is a real choice, based upon experiential knowledge of the goals of evil and of Good. 

And ultimately it is a binary choice.


2 comments:

These Days, Man said...

This is off topic as the world is on the verge of ending (seemingly) but I prefer to read the KJV as I love the language in it but which translation do you prefer Dr. Charlton?


Thank you for your time!

Bruce Charlton said...

Also the King James/ Authorized version. The only English Bible that even claims to be divinely inspired, and very obviously was! Also, the greatest prose work in the language.

That the Church of England all-but dispensed with the AV (and the BCP; which itself was the only non-bureaucratic source of coherence of the Anglican denomination) was an early sign of corruption into evil.