Friday, February 15, 2008

CQOD: 02/15/08 -- Kates: the terminus of faith

Christian Quotation of the Day

February 15, 2008
Commemoration of Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of SPCK, 1730
    He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
    -- Acts 16:30-32 (NIV)

    Faith is not so much belief about God as it is total, personal trust in God, rising to a personal fellowship with God that is stronger than anxiety and guilt, loneliness and all manner of disaster. The Christian’s faith in Christ is trust in a Living Person, once crucified, dead, and buried, and now living forevermore. Call it, if you will, an assumption that ends as an assurance, or an experiment that ends as an experience, Christian faith is in fact a commitment that ends as a communion.
    ... Frederick Ward Kates (b.1920)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant Your presence to Your people.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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