Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and you felt you were reading/watching yourself?  That has happened to me on occasion and it's happening right now.

I am reading Kingdom Come (Hicks/Valentine).  It is absolutely thrilling.  If you want to read a book that looks back at you and says, I've put into words what you believe precisely about the Holy Spirit, you will love this book.

I love what God has done for, with, and through these two authors.  We believe that Scripture is Spirit-breathed.  We believe that the word should be read more not less.  But if Churches of Christ are to take the Bible seriously then we must take what it say about the Spirit seriously.  Perhaps we have been asking the wrong question.  Perhaps the question is not, "Does the Spirit operate separate and apart from the word?" but "Does the word work separate and apart from the Spirit?" (cf. 2:Cor.3:6).  The word is an implement of the Spirit not the other way around.

If the Churches of Christ are going to be in step with the Holy God we will never find any avenue other than the path of the Spirit to walk upon.

"KINGDOM COME".....get the book!  It is least through page 79!


Anonymous said...

Why do we resist the Spirit so much? Why do people look at you like you're from another planet when you begin to talk about God speaking to us through more than just the Bible?

Stoned-Campbell Disciple said...

Terry your graciousness knows no bounds. Thank you.