Sunday, June 20, 2021

Ellul: what God sends

Sunday, June 20, 2021
    This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
    —1 John 4:2-3 (NIV)
    To do his work God does not send a book of metaphysics or a sacred book of Gnostic revelations or a complete epistemological system or a perfected wisdom. He sends a man.
    ... Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), The Subversion of Christianity, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1986, p. 24 (see the book)
    See also 1 John 4:2-3; Luke 2:10-12; 19:10; Acts 17:2-3; 1 Cor. 1:17,21-23; 2:6-10; Col. 2:8
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are truth in human form.
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