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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
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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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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Oh How Splendid We Are!
Ezekiel 28:17 says,
17Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. [ESV]
Because the language in the passage speaks of the garden of Eden, and being the covering Cherub etc. many have believed that regardless of who is being spoken of, they are being compared to Satan and his fall.

For this post it doesn't really matter whether you interpret those verses to speak primarily about Satan or not, but it does matter that you chew on them. There is a way to corrupt your own wisdom, to warp entirely your spiritual perspective and it begins by becoming convinced that you are more than you really are.
posted by Daniel @ 7:49 AM  
2 Comments:
  • At 9:08 AM, January 23, 2008, Blogger Even So... said…

    you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor

    it begins by becoming convinced that you are more than you really are

    ...or by wanting to be something you are not...

     
  • At 12:47 PM, January 23, 2008, Blogger Jim said…

    Well, it all comes from the same source so it can definitely be applicable to us.

     
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