Thursday, January 3, 2013

Topical message upgrade: “How to” (step by step) formula driven, prescription Christianity

Some Christian persuasions have a
rigid "step by step" mentality. Often
their frame of reference is
"anthropocentric" [man orientated]
rather than "theocentric" [God
orientated"].
"The Christian Message" has upgraded the following topical message with additional pics, captions, internal links and minor editing:

“How to” (step by step) formula driven, prescription Christianity - thechristianmessage.org/2011/03/

Excerpt:

>>>>>> I remember a conversation with a well meaning sincere Christian, who attempted to tell my wife and me, the correct formula of prayer. His line of [faulty] reasoning was [paraphrase]: “You must be (utterly) specific in all of your prayers; otherwise the Lord will not hear you and answer your prayers.”

I don’t remember if this person ever actually heard [listened to] what my wife and I attempted to say, in response. Most often, “A person convinced against his own will, is of the same opinion, still.” We essentially conveyed to this dear Christian Brother that our prayers don’t necessarily have to be verbally spoken in specific detail. Here's what the one hymn lyric beautifully states:

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, unuttered or exprest, the motion of a hidden fire that trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the burden of a sigh, the falling of a tear, the ...... <<<<<<<< - Continued..........

“How to” (step by step) formula driven, prescription Christianity - 
http://www.thechristianmessage.org/2011/03/how-to-step-by-step-formula-driven.html

Also note: "The Christian Message" subject listing of topical messages


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