The Church in America cannot see (in part or in full) the “ripeness of the fields” if we are solely or primarily calling for the militaristic defeat of ISIS. We will see enemies and not fellow images of God who desperately need the gospel as well.
In Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis explained the reality of the interwoven nature of Education. Education is comprised of core traits, that if modified or separated from the whole ceases to be effective within the means of what it is.
God, indeed, knows our desires without an utterance from the lips. When one speaks of them, however, an “unveiling” occurs. One goes from being a “thing” [known by observation] to a “person” [known by self disclosure].
Giving is an expression, but it is also a great reminder, a reminder of our weaknesses and of One who never is depleted and weak.
Author’s note: I wish I could read this article to you. I feel hearing my voice as I discuss the topic of transgenderism would be a clearer and more precise representation of my heart for […]
We peer into truth from another age with Enlightenment spectacles. It is necessary to take off these spectacles and be less enlightened so we can be illuminated.
“Celibacy allows you to take a holiday from constantly objectifying people. . . . When you abstain, [you see that] other people aren’t just for the purpose of having sex.”
Our external actions cannot save us from our unregenerate hearts. To be clear, transgenderism does not send one to hell no more than non-transgenderism gets one into heaven. It is an unregenerate heart refusing to believe in Christ that causes the punishment of hell to remain as the person’s eternal end (Jn. 3:18).