Archive for 'Knowing Christ'

Faith

30 October 2008

I read the following today: Faith in antagonism to common sense is fanaticism, and common sense in antagonism to faith is rationalism. The life of faith brings the two into a right relation. Common sense is not faith, and faith is not common sense; they stand in the relation of the natural and the spiritual; [...]

Counterfeiting the Holy Spirit

20 July 2007

I read today in My Utmost for His Highest: When we are in an unhealthy state physically or emotionally, we always want thrills. In the physical domain this will lead to counterfeiting the Holy Ghost; in the emotional life it leads to in ordinate affection and the destruction of morality; and in the spiritual domain [...]

A Tale of Two Men

25 May 2007

The time and place of one’s death is never assured, unless one is dying of terminal cancer. When we’re young, we tend to think death is somewhere far in the future, so we don’t take care of the eternal things. The first man lived a typical American life. In his early forties, he had a [...]