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Permalink 01:20:00 am, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 447 words   English (US)

Does God need the Bible?

by Trent - Originally posted (September 04, 2005)

"When Phillips Brooks first spoke to Helen Keller of Christ, she at once exclaimed, " Oh, I never knew His name before, but I always knew Him." She was acquainted with Him as the Christ of experience, the Universal Christ who lighteneth every man coming into the world; but she did not know Him as the Christ of history, the Christ who lived a human life in Palestine long years ago. Alas! There are many who know Him as the Christ of history who do not know Him as the Christ of experience. They know His name, but they do not know Him. They are familiar with the facts of His earthly life, they accept His system of teaching, they follow Him as an impersonal and abstract ideal, but they have not experienced the dynamic power of His living personality. They know Him as the Christ who came, but they do not know Him as the Christ who is here. The complete knowledge of Christ is possessed by those alone to whom the Christ of history has become the Christ of experience" By: James M. Campbell - From: Paul the Mystic: A Study in Apostolic Experience. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1908.

If I had a small god, then I would say to you that one person could go to jail without a bible, and another could go home and read the bible on a regular basis and without exception the one that went home would grow more.

I don't want that god. I want a God that is not so easily limited. I don't want a god that was impotent until man invented the printing press. I don't want a god that is dependent on a King named James, in order to reveal Truth.

I want Helen Keller's God.

I want the God that bombards our cosmos with His Word and can only be avoided by the real blind people - those who prefer the darkness.

How many people have worked in vineyard their whole life and could not see Jesus right in front of them? For it is written "I am the vine," not "I am like the vine."
Every vine that has ever grown in the world, has preached Jesus to them that have ears.

They took away what should have been my eyes
(But I remembered Milton's Paradise).

They took away what should have been my ears,
(Beethoven came and wiped away my tears).

They took away what should have been my tongue,
(But I had talked with God when I was young).

He would not let them take away my soul -
Possessing that, I still possess the whole.

-Helen Keller

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Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
Amen and amen.

Preeminence... The All in All:

Col 1:
12 giving thanks to the Father for having made you fit to share in the inheritance of his people in the light. 13 He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son. 14 It is through his Son that we have redemption - that is, our sins have been forgiven. 15 He is the visible image of the invisible God. He is supreme over all creation, 16 because in connection with him were created all things - in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, lordships, rulers or authorities - they have all been created through him and for him. 17 He existed before all things, and he holds everything together. 18 Also he is head of the Body, the Messianic Community - he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might hold first place in everything(preeminence). 19 For it pleased God to have his full being live in his Son 20 and through his Son to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace through him, through having his Son shed his blood by being executed on a stake.

1Pe 1:3 -
Praised be God, Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who, in keeping with his great mercy, has caused us, through the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah from the dead, to be born again to a living hope,

John 15

"I am the real vine, and my Father is the gardener.

Every branch which is part of me but fails to bear fruit, he cuts off; and every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes, so that it may bear more fruit.

Right now, because of the word which I have spoken to you, you are pruned.

Stay united with me, as I will with you -- for just as the branch can't put forth fruit by itself apart from the vine, so you can't bear fruit apart from me.

"I am the vine and you are the branches. Those who stay united with me, and I with them, are the ones who bear much fruit; because apart from me you can't do a thing.

Unless a person remains united with me, he is thrown away like a branch and dries up. Such branches are gathered and thrown into the fire, where they are burned up.

"If you remain united with me, and my words with you, then ask whatever you want, and it will happen for you.

This is how my Father is glorified -- in your bearing much fruit; this is how you will prove to be my talmidim(disciples).
Permalink 02/21/08 @ 13:25
Comment from: lenbenhear [Member] ·
THANK GOD! FOR THE WRITTEN MORAL LAW, ... and the wonderful guidelines and instructions from GOD via His prophets and SON. ... but this also:

"IN HIM we live and move and have our being." - HE IS our LIfe. ... and there is no TRUE LIFE without Him ! ... and how do we receive that gift of LIFE? ... "provided you humble yourself as a little child..." REPENT, TRUST, ... and learn to OBEY.

*Surrender brings true and final victory. ... surrender to HIS Lordship and Word.*
Permalink 02/23/08 @ 03:00

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