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Natural Man: offended by everything but sin.

Luk 23:34 ISV Jesus kept saying, β€œFather, forgive them, because they don’t know what they’re doing.” Then they divided his clothes among them by throwing dice.

β€œLove is the all-or-nothing of the kingdom of God. Above all we are to love (Col. 3:14; 1 Peter 4:8). Everything we do is to be done in love and, thus, communicate love (1 Cor. 16:14). We are to imitate God by living in Christlike love (Eph. 5:1–2), and if we do this, we fulfill the whole law (Matt. 22:37–40; Rom. 13:8–10). If we lack this, everything else we do is devoid of kingdom value, however impressive it might otherwise be (1 Cor. 13:1–3).”
-- Gregory A. Boyd

β€œSo too, since Christ has in principle defeated the fallen "gods" (principalities and powers) who have for ages inspired injustice, cruelty and apathy toward the weak, the poor the oppressed and the needy (Ps. 82), the church can hardly carry out its role in manifesting, on earth and in heaven, Christ's victory over these gods without taking up as a central part of its missions just these causes. We can, in truth, no more bifurcate social concerns and individual salvation than we can bifurcate the cosmic and anthropocentric dimensions of Christ's work on the cross.”
-- Gregory A. Boyd

β€œJesus expressed intense anger toward those who where immoral, such as the self-righteous Pharisees, but he never suggested that they were demonized. Toward the demonized, however, he never expressed anger; rather he exhibited only compassion. As Langton notes, "Pity rather than anger characterizes the attitude of Jesus toward the possessed...He treats them as if they were the victims of an involuntary possession." Indeed, he treats them as though they are casualties of war. For, in his view, this is precisely what they are.”
-- Gregory A. Boyd

@sinbach You write really really well Brother.....very very refreshing!

Well.. I have a Praise report o!
Books from BTJ just arrived o.... after 13 months in transit!
Apparently after he lockdowns were eased they somehow mistakenly sent the books back to USA....then back to Nigeria!
Well..praise God! Great timing!

As you read the Word of God today, read it with expectancy and anticipation for the changes it will make in you. - David Jeremiah

It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God. - Brother Yun

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine. - Dwight L. Moody

Enthusiasm is more active than faith, though enthusiasm cannot remove mountains nor call into action any of the omnipotent forces which faith can command. Activity is often at the expense of more solid, useful elements, and generally to the total neglect of prayer. To be too busy with God's work to commune with God, to be busy with doing church work without taking time to talk to God about His work, is the highway to backsliding, and many people have walked therein to the hurt of their immortal souls.
Edward McKendree Bounds

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