Day: August 16, 2010

Does He Know Me . . . ?

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He calls his own . . . by name . . . —John 10:3

When I have sadly misunderstood Him? (see John 20:11-18 ). It is possible to know all about doctrine and still not know Jesus. A person’s soul is in grave danger when the knowledge of doctrine surpasses Jesus, avoiding intimate touch with Him. Why was Mary weeping? Doctrine meant no more to her than the grass under her feet. In fact, any Pharisee could have made a fool of Mary doctrinally, but one thing they could never ridicule was the fact that Jesus had cast seven demons out of her (see Luke 8:2 ); yet His blessings were nothing to her in comparison with knowing Jesus Himself. “. . . she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. . . . Jesus said to her, ’Mary!’ ” ( John 20:14, 16 ). Once He called Mary by her name, she immediately knew that she had a personal history with the One who spoke. “She turned and said to Him, ’Rabboni!’ ” ( John 20:16  ).

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To The Atheist

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“Say if you like that you do not believe in God, you nevertheless have a sense of God, and you have to argue with yourself. And all your intellectual arguments are really brought forward to boost your own assertion. While you are asserting that you do not believe and that you can prove scientifically that there is no God, something within you is pronouncing against your disbelief and assuring you that there is a God. You are speaking with eloquence in order to drown the voice within you that speaks for God. This is in us all. There is a universal sense of God. Even the most primitive tribes and races have a sense of God and a sense of judgment.

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