Friday, November 06, 2015

What matters

I have been thinking a lot this week about what it means to be born again and, in my reading, one sentence just seemed to walk off the page at me:

'Seeing signs and wonders, and being amazed at them, and giving the miracle-worker credit for them saves nobody. This is one of the great dangers of signs and wonders: You don't need a new heart to be amazed. The old fallen human nature is all that's needed to be amazed at signs and wonders. And the old fallen nature is willing to say that the miracle worker is from God. The devil himself knows that Jesus is the Son of God and works miracles (Mark 1:24). No, Nicodemus, seeing Jesus as a miracle worker sent from God is not the key to the kingdom of God. "Truly, truly I say to you, unless you are born again he cannot see the kingdom of God"

In other words, what matters is not merely affirming the supernatural in Jesus but experiencing the supernatural yourself.'

Finally alive, Page 30

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