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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Monday, September 26, 2005
Great quote
Sunday night at the Sutera meetings currently being held at Church of the Living Hope in Winnipeg, Ralph Sutera made some very good points, and I would love to spend lots of time discussing them, but I have only a few minutes before my lunch ends, so I have to be brief.

He asked, "Are you enjoying God, or just enduring Him?"

He might not have used the exact grammar I did - I don't have the meeting recorded so I am running this back through my memory of the events.

The question was diagnostic - how is your relationship with Christ. Most Christians wouldn't dare answer anything other than "enjoying" - because that is what we are supposed to answer. We all know the rules - of course we enjoy God.

It was a deep probing question - one that opens the door to the reality of whether we are really engaged in fellowship with the Lord or if we are saved and out of fellowship. More on this later.
posted by Daniel @ 1:07 PM  
2 Comments:
  • At 2:07 PM, September 27, 2005, Blogger Kim said…

    Daniel, I just read your comment over at Phil Johnson's where you transposed all the letters....I could understand every word. That was a great response!

    Blessings.

     
  • At 2:22 PM, September 27, 2005, Blogger Daniel said…

    Kim - There are so many bright minds that read Phil's posts, I am often too intimidated to post there - I am glad you liked the post!

     
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