2018
May
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Convicted

So there I was thinking about the Post truth worldview. It’s one that acknowledges there may be objective truth but puts its own preferences and feelings over it ie: feelings before facts. Basically, it’s like knowing God yet defying Him.
Then I was convicted – aren’t you guilty of that? Thank God there is redemption.

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The Creativity Of Forgivenses

“Forgiveness is a dynamic concept of change. It refuses to be trapped into a fatalistic determinism. It acknowledges the reality of evil, wrong and injustice, but it seeks to respond to wrong in a way that is creative of new possibilities. Forgiveness signals an approach to wrong in terms, not of peace at any price, nor of a destructive intention to destroy the wrongdoer, but of a willingness to seek to reshape the future in the light of the wrong, in the most creative way possible.”
David Atkinson

 
 
 
 

Image©Kevin Tam
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Holy Sacrifice

“If we spoke less about God’s love and more about His holiness, more about His judgment, we should say much more when we did speak of His love.”
P.T. Forsyth

“This vision of God’s holy love will deliver us from caricatures of Him. We must picture Him neither as an indulgent God who compromises His holiness in order to spare and spoil us, nor as a harsh, vindictive God who suppresses His love in order to crush and destroy us.
How then can God express His holiness without consuming us, and His love without condoning our sins? How can God satisfy His holy love? How can He save us and satisfy Himself simultaneously? We reply at this point only that, in order to satisfy Himself, He sacrificed – indeed substituted – Himself for us.”
John Stott

Text combined with “Crucify Him” by Ivan Galzunov.
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