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3 years ago  ::  Dec 23, 2011 - 7:15PM #1
journeying
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and mine too. This seems to explain perhaps the root of the differences among Christians. He speaks for me pretty much.
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 23, 2011 - 8:21PM #2
Nino0814
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What Fr Richard Rohr is saying is the biblical form of worship; not the objectification of Jesus as worship, but the emulation of Jesus as spiritual worship is what we are called to do.  It would radical change the tradjectory of Christian history.

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 24, 2011 - 11:55AM #3
mecdukebec
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Dec 23, 2011 -- 7:15PM, journeying wrote:

and mine too. This seems to explain perhaps the root of the differences among Christians. He speaks for me pretty much.



I'm always intrigued by Christians who've never heard of the alternate translation of "Faith in Jesus Christ" in the NT as "Faith of Jesus Christ."  There's nothing normative (other than "Because I said so.") to require one reading of the textual variant over the other.  But then, reading Greek often eclipses the doctrinaire. 

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"Wesley told the early Methodists to gain all they could and save all they could so that they could give all they could. It means that I consider my money to belong to God and I see myself as one of the hungry people who needs to get fed with God’s money. If I really have put all my trust in Jesus Christ as savior and Lord, then nothing I have is really my own anymore."
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 10, 2012 - 4:54PM #4
Nino0814
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Here's some more insightful comments by Fr. Richard Rohr: richardrohr.wordpress.com/

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 10, 2012 - 6:31PM #5
JimRigas
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" Tillich wisely says that we have largely destroyed the healing power of divine forgiveness by making it “because of” instead of “in spite of”!  Divine forgiveness is always in spite of our inadequacy–never because of our perfect realizations, repentance, or response."


 


This reminds me of my differentiation between liking and loving somebody.  You like somebody because of his good qualities.  You love somebody despite his faults.

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