The book of life, however, is more than a guest list for heaven. It's no other than the book of Scripture. And the book of Scripture is more than a history book. It actually maps out where time is going.
It pays to know the history of occult science in order to see that the latest science-and-religion dialogue will likely produce an occult theory. After all, occultism stands at the intersection of science and religion, being naturalistic without being materialistic. Theologians don’t always know the occult implication of their projects.
In the event of an apocalypse, are parents or bishops more essential for the survival of the church? My vote is with the former. Far more people are converted by their parents than by bishops.
For L.S. Thornton, “what is given to us in the gospels is the revealed Word of God, whether verbally identical with Christ’s spoken word or not.”
Lionel S. Thornton (1884-1960) was far and away the most prolific and talented practitioner of figural exegesis in the 20th century, as well as its most consistent theorist.
According to Bishop Butler, Scripture is God’s instrument to separate the sheep from the goats and to order both according to his intentions.