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I Think I'd Better Think It Out Again

By Limmer, Brian, E. R.

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Title: I Think I'd Better Think It Out Again  
Author: Limmer, Brian, E. R.
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Religion, Theology review
Collections: Religion, Authors Community, Favorites in India
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Publication Date:
2016
Publisher: Limmer's Loft Publishing
Member Page: Brian Limmer

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R. Limme, B. E. (2016). I Think I'd Better Think It Out Again. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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I-think-i'd-better-think-it-out-again is a revisiting of of my arrogant and dogmatic youth in the light of mellowing ageing. It is 'a turning out of clutter in my shed'- a review of all the things I stored away in my Theology degree. It is based on a relationship with a creator God which began in my young days and has continued through the mellowing years of insight. Coming from a lifelong engineering bias, it is what I call an engineering review of the situation. I told one or two people I would write a theological book from an engineering point of view and I could see them scratch their heads as to what I meant. An engineer is someone who thinks from outside the box based on what he or she knows goes inside it. I realized I was biased toward engineering when, as a child, my parents asked why I had to take everything apart? I could not look at a clock accepting it told the time, I needed to know how it knew and how it expressed its understanding of time. Taking it apart did not alter the nature of time, nor did it take away the knowledge that time exists. It simply examined the way a clock delivers its expression of time.

Summary
Doctrines need a chisel taken to them now and again! Healthy foundational doctrines can build up unhealthy scale on them. Exposed to time, scale turns to habit, ritual and tradition. In the hands of power, scale turns to rules, conditions and laws. In the hands of the legalists, it becomes burdens and bondage Thus History shows basic doctrines declared by the patriarchs being rescued from the Pharisees and Sadducees by Jesus the Christ Thus they had to be rescued again from the hands of medieval church authorities by the reformers This book tries to chip away a little at some of the scale, by exploring the mechanics of how doctrines can become contaminated from an engineering point of view. You may not agree with some arguments- that is good, Thinking people should not always agree ; So long as the principles of how doctrines become corrupt is exposed and watched.

Excerpt
If I were to ask you to define the term god, I suspect any number of people might put this book straight back on the shelf. The clever Darwinian might answer, 'There is no such thing as a god and therefore it cannot be defined'. The equally clever philosopher might readily explain, 'If we could understand god enough to define him we would be better than him and he would cease to be god'. The theologian, presupposing the existence of a god might argue 'We can observe some characteristics but never completely define Him'. Mankind has debated god from his earliest reasoning. Cave drawings allude to such. One, found in the cavern known as 'The Sanctuary', was drawn around 13,000 BC. Looking more like a devil than a god, it is an early evidence of mankind recognizing 'a higher power'. Certainly, by the Babylonian era, the idea of higher powers was well documented.

Table of Contents
Forward 5 Introduction 12 Chapter 1 The Beginnings of Scripture 34 Chapter 2 The Beginnings of Everything 58 Chapter 3 The Beginnings of Life 72 Chapter 4 The Beginnings of Humanity 94 Chapter 5 The Beginnings of Sin 104 Chapter 6 The Beginnings of Faith 132 Chapter 7 The Beginnings of Salvation 141 Chapter 8 The Beginnings of Hope 151 Chapter 9 The Beginnings of the End 163

 
 



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