” I do assert the possibility of God, and further assert that rejection of
the possibility that something exists that you are not capable of
perceiving, including God, is nothing more than arrogance. It is not, certainly,
based on acceptance of science; such a refusal to entertain undemonstrated possibilities is not only in opposition to scientific tradition, it is profoundly anti-intellectual. It is masked by pretense of being based on reason, but reason requires openness to uncertainty.
Otherwise it is not reason but its enemy.”
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.”
– Chinese Proverb
at ‘notes from the frontlines’ I read this:
it was staggering to consider how powerful the message of the gospel is and to meditate on how much God permeates the pages of Scripture, and how pulpy we’ve turned the Bible message in our culture today. It’s sad. No, it’s worse than sad. It’s maddening.
and the remarks reminded me of something I wrote sometime back on a forum, after a particularly frustrating debate thread. I titled it “Christians, Your Vision Is Too Small”
How long will Christians try to out-world the world? To be smarter, richer, flashier, using the trappings of this world. And what does it get us? We are filled to nauseous flatulence… but we have a leaness in our souls.
How long will we stay just on this side of justification? Seeing how close we may get to sin, and not get under the bondage? It is time to see we serve a big God. A God in whose right hand are pleasures forevermore.
We have had time in the drunkenness, and the rush that the world had to offer… and now have tasted the Lord. There is nothing to compare! Let’s get drunk in the Spirit….. it is beyond any high this world has and there is no hangover. Only sweet afterglow.
In the Lord, real joy and peace are to be had. In the Lord is healing for all our diseases. We can have health and wholeness, we can enter the jubilee, but we are going to have to have our choice squarely on the Lord’s side.We are going to have to cease from our own ways. Why fear the “left behind” that is future?
Better to not be left behind in the move of God in our lives, now.
Our vision is too limited, our conception of our God is bound by our preconceptions, we have given over our time to knowing everything but the person of our God. God, in the beauty of holiness; God, whose mercy endures forever; God, whose lovingkindness extends to us every morning; God, who can do above all we can ask or think.
Jesus gives invitation not only to those who do not yet know Him, it is to whosoever. We may go on and know Him and the heights, depths, width, and all dimensions of His love for us. We are free to go on into the newness of this life in Christ, how long will we hesitate?