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1 John 5:6-8 | Spirit, Water, Blood

Trinity

A Russian Icon of the Trinity.

“[fog horn noise] This is your captain speaking. You have been specially selected to receive a free Caribbean Cruise!”

Have you ever received a phone call like that? As ashamed as I am to admit it (and I don’t consider myself to be a very gullible man), I was so excited the first the first I got this call I quickly called my wife. “You’re not going to believe this babe, we’ve won a free cruise!” Of course the cruise wasn’t legitimate. It was a marketing scam used to separate the gullible from their finances by leveraging their greed.

These sort of scams have moved from door-to-door salesmen to letters, to phone calls to internet ads to Facebook profiles. The medium may change, but at least in this case, the message stays the same! The rule of thumb to see through this type of scam is the age-old adage: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
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Infernal Misunderstanding | G. K. Chesterton

Shall I tell you something that sounds like what they call a paradox? Sometimes it is a joy in the very heart of hell to tell the truth. And, above all, to tell it so that everybody misunderstands it.

—G. K. Chesterton, “The Worst Crime in the World” in The Secret of Father Brown in The Complete Father Brown, 763.

Truth Wherever Found | John B. Cobb, Jr.

It is by nondefensively embracing truth and wisdom wherever they are to be found, not by holding fast to its old forms, that the church can be true to its own past and move confidently into the future.

—John B. Cobb, Jr., The Process Perspective: Frequently Asked Questions about Process Theology, 62.

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