By Bob Mumford
The street believers trip is damaged with twists, turns, and detours into worldliness and man-made faith. fortunately, God makes use of that damaged street to attract us again towards the vacation spot our hearts lengthy for----intimacy with Him. In Agape Road, writer Bob Mumford illustrates the right way to steer clear of taking detours through abiding in Jesus. Experiencing God's unconditional agape love offers us the safety, identification, and belonging we won't get the other way.
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We do, indeed, become what we love. We are faced with the inexorable truth that no one can set us free from that which we still love—especially an illegal love for ourselves! Norman Snaith, a conservative scholar, says: Dr. A. G. What is Christianity? 7 THREE ARROWS A philosopher/theologian named Cornelius VanTil lectured in the Episcopal Seminary that I attended in Philadelphia and taught the following principle: If you want to know whether the theory with which you are working is accurate, press it out to its fullest extreme.
He used control to exert himself and maintain that position. Eros goes through a metamorphosis and reappears in the Christian life with the same need to be in control, only now it is in the church and uses Bible verses to promote itself. This is explained clearly in James 3:14. We rejoice with Diotrophes in his salvation, but the same Eros strain has now reappeared in a different form in his life. Eros, like a deadly strain of viral infection, can only be matched by the totality of the cross (see Gal.
It is a highly refined form of self-interest and self-seeking. It is a love that has become so distorted that its only purpose is to meet its own needs. ” (see Matt. 6:23). He was talking about selfishness that leads to a form of darkness that has deadening results. Jesus challenged the deadening effect of Eros-motivated religion with these words, “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear” (Matt. 13:16). If that light reverts to darkness, we are then like the serpent that is eating his own tail.
Agape Road: Journey to Intimacy with the Father (Lifechangers Library) by Bob Mumford