Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
A friend of mine recorded this song that goes on about ghosts around the edges of the moon. He does a very nice job. On the surface it doesn't make much sense but the music and his voice touches the soul. He's a very deep Christian who likes to mingle where the people are: subways, central park, occupy wall street gatherings and small cafes. What comes out is sometimes hard to decipher and this song is certainly that but as I listened to it and reflected upon it the thought came to me…Continue
One of my favorite sayings is "The only problem with common sense is that it's not common." In the past I used to set aside a month to read the book of Proverbs. The book has 31 chapters and I would read a chapter a day as part of my old testament reading. There's a lot of common sense stuff in Proverbs and a lot of good advice as well that deserves meditation time. When Jesus first became real and personal to me( or when I first experienced His reality) I decided to add a scripture…Continue
Quakers talk about continuing revelation. I think it's important to define your terms if you are going to have a serious discussion on a topic. The following scripture involves what I understand a revelation to be:
Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not…
When I was 38 years old I walked away from my political life, resigning as a local committeeman, to follow Jesus. I re-examined my career and distanced myself from work that would, in my opinion at the time, hinder my spiritual development. I knew my weaknesses and my desire to please people and did not want to constantly be fighting those weaknesses while trying to reprogram my life into a WWJD lifestyle.
This course of action came at great cost financially and eventually led to…Continue
The one concept I love most about Christianity is that of a personal God. One who knows and loves me personally. One who would have died on the cross for me if I was the only one in the world; one who knew me before I was in my mother's womb; one who called me by name before I was born; and yet there it is: John 3:16 on billboards and placards at sporting events: For God so loved the WORLD ...... I'm not an only child. I have siblings whom God loves as much as I and how he treats me…Continue