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true spirituality

As believers, we are to walk in an ongoing conviction about unseen things. Not just at the beginning of our salvation, but all throughout. We are to reckon certain things to be true, moment-by-moment, truths about the universe, about God and his promises, about what he has accomplished, about the cross and empty tomb, about how we are to live, what the future looks like, and what is the real value of life here and now. A Christian is one who daily takes God into account, taking him at his word in every circumstance. One book that has been a great help to me, and perhaps the greatest influence on my Christian life over the past forty years, is True Spirituality , by Francis Schaeffer (Tyndale House, 1971, 2001, 2012). Here are a few excerpts... As Christians we say we live in a supernatural universe and that there is a battle, since the fall of man, and that this battle is in both the seen world and the unseen world. This is what we say we believe; we insist on this against the naturali

give thanks!

No matter what language we are using ( or studying ) we should be giving thanks to the Lord!

from whence we fell

"For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened." (Romans 1:21 ESV) "But the serpent said to the woman, 'You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.'" (Genesis 3:4-5 ESV)  Thinking of humanity's high calling, and the devasting effects of the fall, I would like to post a few excerpts from The King of the Earth (Eerdmans, 1962) by Erich Sauer:  “If there is a personal God--and the world around and within us is full of testimonies we cannot avoid hearing to His unconditioned, eternal and living existence--He must be the fountain of all life and the embodiment of all perfection. Nature then can also really have ‘life’ only in so far as it is united with this fountain and shares His life, i.e.,  has communion with God. “Now here is precisely the disastr