I am who I am becoming...
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Ahem ... and then there are those that believe if they confine them selves in the book they will miss the storms Deuces and Furhurs ... as wind-bound fodders ...Cute...!
First picture reminds me of Peter in the boat on a stormy sea. Second picture reminds me of getting out of the boat and walking on the troubled water.
Abram left the idolatry of Ur to discover the land of promise. Letting go is part of discovering what it is that God has in store for us. Holding on to idols, like my preferred books and my preferred words above all others, is to make God and idol. Something for preachers to manipulate and deceive gullible persons who live lonely and meaningless lives in a world heading toward literal hell a little quicker every day.
You stay safe in the boat. I prefer walking on water. First try I sunk. Second time I took the hand of Jesus and rose into newness of life.
Ancient Israel confined God in a box.
Modern Christianity confines God in a book.
The God who gives me life is not confined. Is it not written: "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit?
It is your teachers who will be held accountable for the darkness you take as light. You will be asked why you reject the word which I have been called to set before you. In a sense this living word, pronounced by God alive in me, is seeking to draw you out from your captivity to dead letters. I am not saying this so that you will send me money to help me build and maintain a temple, as many in the land are doing.
Let me end with gratitude. The two little pictures were much preferred over reams of text cut and pasted as proof for your perspective on the appearing of God in human experience.
Are you saying that God can only be experienced by reading scripture? This seems a bit odd seeing as God cannot be contained in a box. Is it possible that SOMETIMES scripture could then become the box that limits our understanding of God?It doesn't matter what misinterpretation, when it comes to the bible, as long as it is something that leads away from the truth.