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Friday, March 7, 2014

Welcoming Deep Water

What would Jesus have in mind if he asked you right now to launch out into the deep and let down your nets? (Serendipity Bible 10th Anniversary Edition, page 1440).

Galatians 5:22-23
New International Version (NIV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Where does deep water lie ahead for Christianity?  It is now and always has been necessary to reconcile Christian belief with expanding human understanding of the natural world.  To oppose facts--to say that the world is not a globe, for example--cheapens the central message and mission of Christ.  Steady development can now be expected in the understanding of brain function and structure.  A better understanding neurologically of human perception is becoming increasingly possible.  Christians must welcome this as a source of hope and progress.  How interesting it would be to understand functionally and structurally the fruit of the Spirit--love, joy, peace, forbearance, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control--on a neurological level.  We as Christians must embrace progress on these fronts with full confidence that, when all is said and done, humanity will come to recognize its inherent limitations before the throne of God and that faith will come to be understood as the unique defining attribute of the human species.

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