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God asked Ezekiel, "Can these bones live?"
I read the writings of the early Friends and asked God, "Can't these old bones live?"
Ezekiel's valley filled with living beings.
God told me, "Not their bones, but yours must live today."
God told Ezekiel, "The people shall know I am God when they are brought forth from their grave."
"The day is coming and now is," said Jesus, "when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son. And those who will hear shall come forth from their grave."
This blog, then, is an invitation to hear.
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In this relationship of revelation and response we are made living beings, we are taught what to do and what to leave alone, which amounts to being taught how to continue to be living beings. In this relationship we are clothed in the light and life. Continue reading
“And in all things we found the light which we were enlightened withal, (which is Christ,) to be alone and only sufficient to bring to life and eternal salvation; and that all who did own the light in them which Christ hath enlightened every man withal, they needed no man to teach them, but the Lord was their teacher, by his light in their own consciences, and they received the holy anointing.”
This statement says it all. Continue reading
In Part I, I looked at some of the writings of Paul and considered what they had to say concerning man’s problem and God’s solution (salvation) to that problem. I noted Paul’s statement that man’s problem is death and God’s … Continue reading
The fool who says in his heart, “There is no God,” is the one who behaves independent of or indifferent to this relationship of dialog regardless of what professions come out of the mouth. Continue reading
When Moses went to see the bush that burned but wasn’t consumed, God spoke saying, “Take off your shoes. The ground you are standing on is holy ground.” The bush is still burning. God is still calling. Are your shoes off or on? Continue reading
Where the teaching of Christendom, in general, has placed salvation in Jesus’ crucifixion, the book of John points to a living relationship of hearing and following the voice of Jesus today as the source of life and salvation. Continue reading
“So now Christ is come, and you that are called christians will confess him; but how does he exercise his offices in you, or amongst you?” (George Fox)
In this post, I discuss the role of Christ as shepherd in bringing life to the sheep. Continue reading
The man born blind followed Jesus’ instruction, received his sight, and believed. The Jewish authorities investigated the miracle. It was confirmed before them by at least two witnesses, the legal requirement, they would not believe. What was the difference? Continue reading