Dos Equis

July 24, 2015

knock you down

Everything is made to center upon the initial act of “accepting” Christ (a term, incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls. We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him we need no more seek Him. This is set before us as the last word in orthodoxy, and it is taken for granted that no Bible-taught Christian ever believed otherwise. Thus the whole testimony of the worshiping, seeking, singing Church on that subject is crisply set aside. The experiential heart-theology of a grand army of fragrant saints is rejected in favor of a smug interpretation of Scripture which would have sounded strange to an Augustine or Watchman Nee or to Billy Graham.

How do we find the balance in our lives between dynamic versus ordinary, sound doctrine versus extraordinary, the Sacraments versus a gut crying soul wrenching plea for more from God.

Moses used the fact that he knew God as an argument for knowing Him better. “Now, therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight”; and from there he rose to make the daring request, “I beseech thee, show me thy glory.” God was frankly pleased by this display of ardor, and the next day called Moses into the mount, and there in solemn procession made all His glory pass before him.

For some there is still the desire to hunt some lonely place and pray, “O God, show me thy glory.” They want to taste, to touch with their hearts, to see with their inner eyes the wonder that is God. To those who by temperament or passion still want to have a “God Experience” I salute you, do not let the ‘normal’ staid tastes of those who quench all emotion from salvation attempt to quell and staunch the quest you seek.

I know that there are many who have suffered in the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement and you have adopted the position of just wanting to set in the pew and never be stirred again. I apologize for those that have suffered from toxic faith, raving pastors, false prophets, phony apostles, and nut jobs like Joel Osteen that tell you just to believe you deserve happiness. The New Testament and our Savior says it is our lot to suffer and suffer we will, but we can do it with joy, peace and longsuffering and a nearness to God that burns white hot within us.

I hate to quote a beer commercial but oh well; “stay thirsty my friends”

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Please continue to pray for Susan H, Heather, Kim and Frank N.

Pray for Issac who just gave his heart to Jesus, today in public on the sidewalk outside of Luby’s.

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