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Deciphering Lanyon

Introduction: I quite often find Walter Lanyon’s writings difficult to wrap my mind around. Some say his prose is not meant to be read with the mind, but with the spirit. However, for me that approach isn’t satisfying. What does … Continue reading

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Does the Union-Life perspective encourage license?

By Dan Stone (Union Life Magazine March 1978) We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:7 Does the union-life emphasis upon” Spirit as ultimate reality” encourage license? Directly … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come

Late last evening I found myself marveling at the word “heart” which we find several places in the Scriptures. My human flesh heart pumps blood which supplies my cells with oxygen. It struck me that my heart consists of two … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Spirit-Soul-Heart Part 4

By Fred Pruitt Now, in the same way these things operate in God in the Spirit, they operate exactly the same in us in the Spirit. In our innermost being, these same properties I have crudely described “about” God, are … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Spirit-Soul-Heart Part 3

By Fred Pruitt Love cannot be “love” except there be an object to love. Love does not simply exist in an uncaring mystical bliss recognizing nothing except itself. Love is moving; love is dynamic; love has to reach out; love … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Spirit-Soul-Heart Part 2

By Fred Pruitt And before we might approach a solution to this dilemma, there are also the added scripture terms, “outer man” and “inner man,” as well as, “natural man” and “spiritual man.” It can be quite confusing! And there … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Spirit-Soul-Heart Part 1

By Fred Pruitt My dear brother ______, Let’s see if I can get started here on this heart/will issue. I guess I better barrel on in, especially since tomorrow John Bunting is coming and we are leaving Wednesday for Texas, … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

“And God said: Let there be light.” I had one of my small epiphanies some days ago when out of nowhere it struck me that this verse also is an illustration of how we bring life to a person or … Continue reading

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How to Handle Temptation and Failure Part 2

By Norman Grubb Now these are two radical statements: 1) that I am crucified with Christ and thus actually dead to sin and the spirit of error, and 2) that I am no longer just my Norman Grubb I, but Christ is in such … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes

For many years the beatitudes were a source of great disturbances in me. Whenever I approached Jesus’ words I was overwhelmed with a sense of failure, not to mention the condemnation that clouded my consciousness. Frankly, I preferred to skip … Continue reading

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