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22/11/2016

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The Slicer

Thanks for this. Magician's Nephew is my fave. I find Lewis' Theodicy in it very helpful (Digory's mother dying). Also, and pertinent to my next point “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”

Interesting Yin and Yang in Hebrews 11. Might be worth digging into further in a future post. The righteous/just live by faith, which at times leads them to risk a great deal, and sometimes resulted in torture and death (as you have pointed out), but not sure if I'd call "confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" recklessness, any more than I would with Jesus' obedience to death. I don't think we're supposed to be reckless with our lives any more than we are supposed to be with the planet. Surely the issue is that we're supposed to be obedient (by faith). The same faith at times leads others to safety. Examples in Hebrews 11 of the latter are Enoch (who escaped death), Noah (who built a big boat to protect his family), Moses (whose parents hid him in a basket for protection, and who subsequently gained protection for a time by being presented as Pharoah's son), Israel which was protected in Passover and subsequently led to safety through the sea from their oppressors, and Rahab who escaped the death that others around her suffered.

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