Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 11 June 15, 1938
A New Joy and Peace
A New Joy and Peace.
"And." continued Mr. Ryburn, "I have seen these changes taking place before my own eyes." This change is visible: it is a moral change: it is intellectual; and it is emotional. Moral because men find power to overcome bad habits and lack of will power. Intellectual because there is such a thing as release from spiritual blindness. Emotional because men have found a new joy and peace.
Men say Christ is God because they find God through Him. Men find God through Christ because He is God.
One cannot say Christ is Divine because of the historicity of the miracles; a Christian believes in the truth of the miracles because he believes that Christ is "of the some substance as God." As in human relations it is impossible to get to know a person unless be cares to open his heart to you, so it is with God. There can be no knowledge of God unless He cares to reveal Himself: and it is the Christian Faith that Christ is God revealing Himself to this world. When we come to the point where we are ready to respond to what God has done for us, then will we be able to say with St. Thomas, "My Lord and my God."—P.K.