So…. I was thinking some more about yesterday’s thoughts... since this whole thing is about Father spending our entire lifetimes (and beyond?), conforming us to the image of His Son… it would seem there are no insta-Saints … it takes a lifetime for me to get rid of me… I make mistakes… I need to be adjusted this way, that way and the other way…. and the most important thing I need desperately to learn is that Philip does not know anything !!!!
With my apologies to the apologists who have turned christianity into a head-game of arguments… making gods of our learning, of our minds and intellects and our proof texts… as if Father had a few human robotic insta-Saints that He programmed to write the bible instead of ordinary, fallible ever changing, constantly growing human beings like you and me.
When I look at Paul and all his writings, I see just another guy (again…like you and me) making many of the same mistakes that I made, needing regular visits to his Holy Spirit Chiropractor to make necessary adjustments… just like I need (the operating word here is regular visits)…. Paul was no more an insta-Saint than Philip was… talking here about the word SAINT and what our natural man has done to that poor word and twisted it into some holy, holy, holy person of God, that none of us could ever think of achieving in this life. Hmmmmm… maybe they should have looked at this scripture… but this has no appeal to my natural man…
“Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ
Jesus who are at Philippi..”
Tomorrow I will tell you about saint Philip of Morrisville…. 🙂