Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Slippery Staircase

The first step away from God is when we deny the authority of the scriptures found in the Bible.

I saw this illustration over at Churchmouse Campanologist, and I agree that it as true today as it was in 1922, and I asked if there were any steps lower than the last two. You will have to step over to Churchmouse's pages to see what we came up with.


  1. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Thank you for reblogging this -- much appreciated!

    That illustration is chilling. Note the progression from light into darkness.

    I also like the three-generation movement. The elder leading a middle-aged man and a younger chap down the fateful staircase.

    Something to think about, especially during Advent.


    1. I wonder if the staircase analogy works in the opposite direction when leading someone to Faith?

  2. Anonymous6:57 PM

    I think so.

    The illustrator has done a marvellous job of contrasting light with darkness. So, imagine coming UP the staircase ... a different matter entirely. And millions of people have experienced this from the birth of the early Church at the first Pentecost.

    The artist put a lot of thought into this illustration. It's one of a kind.

    In the archway down to the abyss, there seems to be a face (looking to the left), eye closed, head tilted. The closed eye could symbolise a closed mind: 'I don't want to see what I cannot accept' -- or vice versa!