"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself." -- Sir Richard Francis Burton
What do you think of it?
Also I wanted to share this excerpt from a brief article on "True Love Discerns." Any thoughts on what the author says here?
What is best for Christ, His kingdom and for others in it is what I must choose -- and so what is not best I must also reject. Rejecting elements of my culture and even rejecting what other Christians may approve of in lifestyle and worship style is behavior that is easily misunderstood, even scorned by other believers. ... But a willingness to bear the reproach of choosing what is best, according to the dictates of my Spirit- and Word- instructed conscience, is fundamental to the maintenance of a believer's spiritual integrity. In short, I must be true to the light that I possess, whether others possess that light or not, and whether they approve of my perspective or not. For every believer, love for God is demonstrated by delight in His commandments and the careful application of them to life's daily circumstances and relationships. John the Apostle put it succinctly: "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." Determined application of the standard of truth to the obligation of love may actually bring me into righteous disagreement with a fellow believer, and that is not an evil thing. That is an inevitable reality this side of Heaven. As iron sharpens iron, wholesome disagreement in the pursuit of purity in love moves godly believers toward the ideal of Christlikeness, not away from it.
Regardless of the differing conclusions Christians may come to in matters about which they disagree, each believer must struggle to be fully persuaded in his or her own mind about the righteousness of his own thinking and behavior and live his life accordingly, for the glory of Christ alone.
Today's Christian Preacher, Dr. Steve Hankins - Spring 2010 insert