by Donald T. Williams
"Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt."—Cardinal Newman
For some minds, one difficulty makes for a doubt. Newman's point is that even 10,000 of them (if there were that many) do not have to, because a difficulty and an error are conceptually two different things, which should not be confused. We should expect there to be difficulties; their mere existence is logically no reason to stumble. I talk to lots of people who need this reminder.
Donald T. Williams Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Toccoa Falls College and the author of Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis (Square Halo Books, 2016) and Ninety-Five Theses for a New Reformation: A Road Map for Post-Evangelical Christianity (Semper Reformanda Publications, 2021).
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