A Quick Add-On To Yesterday’s Post (from Augustine)

I came across this quote this morning from Augustine that I think sums up my thoughts on many of our theological/translational differences with Scripture and belief, and a possible answer to the questions, “How can we read the scriptures so differently? Surely we can’t all be right?”:

Accordingly, when anyone claims, “Moses meant what I say,”and another retorts, “No, rather what I find there,” I think that I will be answering in a more religious spirit if I say, “Why not both, if both are true?” And if there is a third possibility, and a fourth, and if someone else sees an entirely different meaning in these words, why should we not think that he was aware of all of them?

Augustine, Confessions 12.31.42

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