Emancipation carried to excess is typical of telestial trends that usually lack any inner controls. Only the Lord's way balances our need for liberty and belonging. If we cling to the world, we will have neither!
In such times we should not be dismayed if others do not hear and see what we hear and see. When the voice of God was heard, as recorded in the gospel of John, everyone did not understand it was the voice of God. Some thought that it was thunder. (John 12:29.) Many people can see the same spiritual signal, perceive the same social indicator, but some may be imperceptive and insensitive enough. They fail to understand the significance of what is seen and heard.
One cannot survive in such an age either if he tries to build his spirituality with mere fragments of the faith, with doctrinal debris from other ages. He must have the whole truth (and nothing but the truth) as the foundation stones of his spirituality. Otherwise, he can become very confused about what truly matters.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Today's Maxwell Quote
From Wherefore, Ye Must Press Forward (1977), 17-18: