Resources: Christians, Past and Present (By and About)
Randy quotes Charles Spurgeon who said, "We know little of spiritual things because we are so occupied by worldly things." In Heaven, there will be no idols between us and God; we will see God as He is and so all else will fall into place. In the same way, for everything to be right in this life, our hearts must be occupied by nothing besides God. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. (Jim Elliot)
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be. (C. S. Lewis)
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. (C. S. Lewis)
How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose! You ...
Randy Quotes two authors who make the point that all of human history is moving toward the renewal of the universe. Everything from history which refelects God will be remembered in the New Jerusalem. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.
- Thu, Feb 04, 2010
- Christians, Past and Present (By and About)
He’s speaking with a perspective severely limited by his grief. His raw emotion sometimes trumps his actual beliefs with the agony of his grief. In other books he expresses more considered beliefs, while in A Grief Observed he expresses his emotions, and when he speaks of beliefs they are beliefs hanging in the air tentatively (though they likely felt permanent at the time). They are less long-term convictions than the expression of his immediate emotional devastation.