The Enchantment of Assimilation

The history of Israel, documented by both the prophetic and narrative texts, leaves little doubt that assimilation to the surrounding idolatrous values and culture was an easy path for most of God’s people.  If Jesus’ own perceptions are to be trusted, and they are, then he also detected the almost inevitability of this when he … Continue reading The Enchantment of Assimilation

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WHEN IS LOVE NOT ENOUGH?

Who knows why some believers in Thyatira thought that being loving toward others is enough to please God;  perhaps they had only heard of the 2nd Great Commandment and not realized that there is a prior one that requires even more, namely a deeply rooted devotion to God (Matt. 22:34-39).  In any case, some of … Continue reading WHEN IS LOVE NOT ENOUGH?