Tuesday, April 04, 2006

“Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the triune God.” – John Wesley

In a recent Tabletalk article, some interesting comments were made regarding this quote. Every analogy of the Trinity breaks down under closer scrutiny.

  1. Worms were not made in the image of man

  2. Worms have not been given special revelation by man

  3. No man has ever become a worm

Parsons, Burk
A Simple Mystery
Apr. 2006

My other Posts with John Wesley Quotes:
Starched, Ironed, and Washed


  1. John said...
    An analogy is flawed if pushed to its extreme because no two scenarios are exactly alike. Wesley's quote still applies: man lacks sufficient intellect to grasp the complexities of God.
    Brett said...
    I am in total agreement with you. It is an analogy, it is a good analogy, but any analogy pushed too far will have flaws. But the 3 "flaws" listed should make us feel very good about our relationship with Christ.
    Anonymous said...
    I agree with John

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