Socrates & Plato on Revelation of God

"Oh that someone would arise, man or god to show us God."
~ Socrates (5th Century B.C)

"Unless a god-man comes to us and reveals to us the Supreme Being, there is no help or hope. The world will never be set right until the perfect man arises who will be persecuted, buffeted, and tied to a stake and so bring a new righteousness."
~ Plato (4th Century B.C.)

"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!"
John 1:2

God stoops to our weakness

"...For who is so devoid of intellect as not to understand that God, in so speaking, lisps with us as nurses are wont to do with little children? Such modes of expression, therefore, do not so much express what kind of a being God is, as accommodate the knowledge of him to our feebleness. In doing so, he must, of course, stoop far below his proper height."
~ John Calvin's Institutes I.13.1


"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." ~ Einstein


‘If everybody in the room is the same you’ll get a lot fewer arguments and a lot worse answers.’

Ivan Seidenberg, CEO, Bell Atlantic

Great Minds - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can."

"Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can." John Wesley

Capitalism reflects the Biblical pattern of personal responsibility and reward. Ministering to the poor and loving your neighbor reflect the Biblical pattern of concern for inequalities. While these are defining principles of extremely polarized social and political views, they are found in unity in the Bible.

I just finished a sociology course which I thoroughly enjoyed. After much reflection I believe that Wesley's statement is balanced Biblically and also very applicable to life. May we continue to search to realize the patterns that God communicates to us in His Word.