From the book of Exodus in the scriptures we are told at least six times to maintain a “sabbath”. The principle of sabbath is reflected in creation: that there are six periods (days) of creation and work followed with a period (day) of rest.
Vaughn Roberts in his book “God’s Big Picture” says: “The goal of creation is rest.”
A friend of mine, Frank Lengel, in a recent meeting said this “The sabbath is a moment where you’ve worked and finally get to a place where you can say
One of my mentors in college told me this:
“Feelings lie. Sometimes you’ll go through seasons where your ‘feeler’ just get messed up. It’s a lot better to follow your ‘knower’ than your ‘feeler’.”
One of the things that thoroughly frustrates me about modern, American Christianity is the overindulgence in emotional experience. It’s rather unfortunate that we, as Christians under the guise of “I feel like God wants me to …”, are repropagating the old saying “if it feels good,
When I was kid, I was told frequently that “When you use “Xmas”, it’s taking the Christ out of Christmas”.
It always amazes me how ideas spread among Christians. I am blown away with how easily ideas spread, how quickly people believe them, and how ready people and preachers are to share ideas & facts they’ve only heard. Consequently, it has happened that so much of what we’ve bought into as the center of our personal, religious experience isn’t at the center of biblical C