Monday, January 22, 2018

Vidler: the unconditioned spirit

Monday, January 22, 2018
    To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”
    Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.”
    —John 8:31-34 (NIV)
    The Spirit of Christ can set men free and enable them to become their true selves without requiring their dependence on any particular religious organization.
    ... Alec R. Vidler (1899-1991), “Religion and the National Church”, in Soundings, Alec R. Vidler, ed., Cambridge University Press, 1966, p. 249 (see the book)
    See also John 8:31-34; Isa. 52:15; Acts 10:45-48; 15:11; Rom. 15:21; 2 Cor. 4:13-14; Heb. 11:1
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant that I shall never be a slave again.
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