Sunday, May 16, 2010

Still More…..

And Eby goes on to say that just as the Tree of Life is in the middle....so is the other tree....

Like the tree of life, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil also stands in the middle of the Garden! To this tree is attached the warning not to eat of it upon penalty of death. Death in the middle. Within. In man's very nature. Thus is it declared with unquestionable certainty that man was formed with the capacity to LIVE IN THE FLESH and WALK AFTER THE FLESH.

Yeah' living in and walking after the flesh seems to come a lot more naturally to most of us than walking in the spirit.  And walking in the flesh....is not good...not good at all...

"For to be carnally minded is death" (Rom. 8:6). One of man's inherent potentials was to know Self as the source and center of his life. But alas! Self would not bring life, it would mean death. Man could make the outer world of appearances, the physical realm, mortal consciousness, the bodily senses and appetites his center but death would be found to dwell in that center.

Anybody but me relate to this?

Eby believes it is only via the Christian paradigm that we can abide in the Spirit.  Others not so much.  Below I am going to quote Robert Rutherford....from his Facebook page....

I speak forth wisdom.... From the fertile banks of the river of Christianity.... But, please, rest assured.... I have traveled this river to it's end..and found the Ocean... Which IS our Father!
Ours is not the only river.... And the ocean is MUCH bigger than we've imagined....God, truly, is not a Christian..... The ocean is MUCH bigger than any river!!!!

2 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I like the imagery of the Christian river leading to the ocean.

Cindi said...

Robert Rutherford comes up with some really good stuff. You should visit his facebook page. I really like the way he sees things...

Cindi...