Thursday, March 12, 2009

Flesh Paint

“This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught us by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.”

The following quote is from David Flowers blog that you can read here.

“It was a few years ago that I first began realizing that American Christianity does a fine job of polishing its rhetoric to reflect a Christ-centered creed, but its practices are far from resembling Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels. It speaks of spiritual things and words that have not been taught by the Spirit. Human wisdom has produced a religion founded on doctrines and teachings about Christ… and we are continually being diverted from knowing Christ by way of relationship.”

Working with mere human conceptual thinking why is it so shocking to discover in spite of whatever name man has given to what he has birthed, its true name remains, “Ishmael.”



Like a Mustard Seed said...

Been thinking about that verse you quoted a lot lately... Really like your focus here, and also on the previous post, about the whole "beached-whale syndrome"....

we're definitely down with voice chatting via yahoo, (skype seemed to just bog down our whole computer, so I went and uninstalled it...) you can find us at daniel dot cosby at yahoo dot com

talk to you later.... Daniel

Free Spirit said...

Boy, ain't that right??

And this Ishmael is a sorry excuse for Him!!!