Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
The following material is taken from an ongoing conversation. But even so, it seemed worth publishing here.
In our conversations, something has been winking at me off and on. But I have not captured it until now. In all our discussions, I have lost sight of the most important aspect. I apologize for my slowness here.
What I have neglected concerns the offices or functions of Christ. In so far as I have read and have conversed with others, this is not a…Continue
Posted on 5thMo. 16, 2013 at 14:23
Among other things, I am a woodturner. From experience, I can state that it is possible to do a lot of things with dull tools. But if you ever come to use a properly sharpened tool, you will never again be satisfied with dullness.
This is the distinction between a life lived hearing and obeying the voice of Christ, the prophet like Moses whom God has raised up, and a life lived subjugated to any man-made discipline you care to name.
The reason for the difference is that hearing…Continue
Posted on 3rdMo. 24, 2013 at 19:14 — 1 Comment
What seemed to me to be the best insight during our Fox Reading Conference Call came in response to a statement Fox made in Sermon III regarding walking by faith rather than by sight. Peter Glass pointed out that, contrary to our logic, faith is a stronger, more reliable sense than sight. This must be understood in the context of the sermon we were reading where this faith is the gift of God, written on the heart by Jesus; not the result of my efforts to believe something…Continue
Posted on 2ndMo. 19, 2013 at 15:10
John the Baptist's announcement concerning the Lamb of God, in John 1, came in the midst of a culture of sacrifice and ritual; a culture heavily invested in the perpetual sense of guilt before God and the continual need to appease God. In John, chapter 2, Jesus overthrows money-changer's tables and drives out the merchants of sacrifice along with all their animals. His accusation of making "my Father's house a house of merchandise" has to do with the culture and economy of sin.
Posted on 11thMo. 29, 2012 at 15:02