Tuesday, October 11, 2011

bread crumbs: on truth


The whole earth is full of the weight and significance of who God is. The prophets were deeply influenced by this understanding that the earth is drenched with the presence of God.  The writer David said, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." He later prayed, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?"....


Truth is everywhere, and is available to everyone....
Claim it. If it is true, if it is beautiful, if it is honorable, if it is right, then claim it. Because it is from God. And you belong to God.  
So as a Christian, I am free to claim the good, the true, the holy, wherever and whenever I find it. I live with the understanding that truth is bigger than any religion and the world is God's and everything in it.....

To be a Christian is to claim truth where you find it....it's not truth over here and Jesus over there, as if they were two different things. Where we find one, we find the other....
 In the first line of his gospel, John calls Jesus the "Word". The word Word here in Greek is the word logos, which is where we get the English word logic
Logic, intelligence, design. The blueprint of creation. 
-Rob Bell in Velvet Elvis

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