Summary: MY ARTICULATE GOSPEL / Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
JESUS SAID : I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me. He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. For the Father judgeth no man but hath committed all judgement unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Whosoever denieth the Son the same hath not the Father (But he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also). Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.
I SAY, It is vain to try to reason with a fearful man about the thing that he is most afraid of. For truth is known by its silent influence, but falsehood is known by its need to make a noise.
Truth is known by the Power it retains, but falsehood is known by its underlying weakness.
Truth is known by its power to resist all opposition, but falsehood is known by its many shortcomings.
Truth is known by its ability to come clean, but falsehood is known by its evasiveness.
Truth is known by its willingness to answer searching questions, but falsehood is known by its fear and reservation.
Truth is known by its immortality, but falsehood is known by the shortness of its life.
Truth is known by its own uniqueness, but falsehood is known by its many varieties.
Truth is known by its discipline and rigidity, but falsehood is known by its flexibility.
Truth is known by its links with other truths, but falsehood is known by its inconsistence.
Truth is known by the amount of fools that can be silenced by it, but falsehood is known by the number of wise men who speak evil of it.
Truth is known by the logic of its philosophy, but falsehood is known by the nonsense it incorporates.
Truth is known by its fearlessness, but falsehood is known by its fear of the truth.
Truth is known by its impartiality, but falsehood is known by its preference for the gullible.
Truth is known by its simple tactics, but falsehood is known by its drastic measures.
Truth is known by the benefit it bestows, but falsehood is known by its worthlessness. (all just poetry)
Are you a lover of wisdom ? And are you interested in reading written wisdom that is timeless, profoundly interesting and unaffected by inventions or changes to customs ? If your answers are yes I can name a few books that can give you unlimited value for money. If you buy them you can enjoy reading them again and again. There is a saying that Books and friends should be few but good. Famous theologian Thomas Aquinas is renowned for having harmonized Aristotle's beliefs with Christian theology. An Oxford English Dictionary refers to Aquinas as the foremost figure of Scholasticism. Aristotle's Ethics is not a substitute for the Bible. It is a complement to it.
Born in 1959, I was about 30 when I bought a copy of Aristotle's Ethics and I have read favourite parts of it many times. I recommend parts 1 2 3 4 8 9 and 10. Aristotle is reputed as being a polymath who studied the entire field of human knowledge. From cover to cover the 1976 Penguin Version has over 380 pages. For readers the meaningful parts are the Introduction and the Text and these fill 317 pages. The text is divided into 10 separate books each containing its own subtitle. They are 1 The Object of Life 2 Moral Goodness 3 Moral Responsibility- Two virtues 4 Other Moral Virtues 5 Justice 6 Intellectual Virtues 7 Continence and Incontinence The Nature of Pleasure 8 The Kinds of Friendship 9 The Grounds of Friendship 10 Pleasure and The Life of Happiness.
Part of the back cover note says : Aristotle (384-322 BC) has the task in his Ethics of demonstrating how men become good and why happiness can and should be our goal. The success of Aristotle's endeavour may be measured by the enormous impact of his Ethics on Western moral philosophy through the centuries. Composed as mere lecture notes, it possesses a startling boldness and represents an exacting exciting challenge to the reader. Order ISBN 0140 4405 50.