After twenty years I picked up Schaeffer’s book again. I am more in a quest for true spirituality than ever before. When I first read Schaeffer I was thrilled by his intellectual approach to a post-Christian (his term) America. I still think he was a prophet before his time in this regard. His warning about the improper use of methodology (p. 171-173) was amazingly insightful. His approach to spirituality, as he distinquished positional from progressive sanctification, was to go further back to our creation by a Creator and the basis for a human being walking as a personality before a personal God. A lost man only has a focal point in his own head and is therefore truly ignorant of truth and reality. A believer has his Creator for his focal point and, though he may be of only average intelligence, knows true truth. Spirituality to Schaeffer is the born again man having fellowship with his Creator Who made him for this fellowship. This is the only kind of success the church has any business in.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]