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Today, we quote Dietrich Bonhoeffer from his book “Life Together.”  He warns us against becoming isolated:

“Sin demands to have a man by himself.  It withdraws him from the community.  The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and the more deeply he becomes involved in it, the more disastrous is his isolation.”

It is so easy for us to be alone.  In isolation, our thoughts can run rampant.  In isolation, we are always correct, for what correction is needed in isolation?  This is precisely what sin does – draw us away from the body and into self.  How does sin work? First, sin tugs at those desires that lay dormant within us.  Once awakened, those desires draw us away from the body.  But it doesn’t end there.  Once we have fully immersed ourselves in our desire, we come to ourselves to realize what we have done.  Then, guilt sets in.  Guilt then convinces us we can’t go back to the body, for what will the body think of us?  The shame continues to keep us isolated from the body.  And since we are isolated from the body, where else can we go but to return to the sin we desired?  The truth is, we cannot overcome the desires on our own; indeed, they are greater and mightier than we are.  This is why we need the body.  We are weakened in isolation; we are strengthened in community.

12189642_10207861272279269_1783680335148987763_nWe are blessed to announce that the book is finally published!  Here is today’s excerpt from the book:
“When you see the term “kingdom of heaven” in the Bible, it is a term used to describe where the kingdom is located.  When you see the term “kingdom of God,” it is used to describe who it belongs to.  It would be similar to asking a person where they live.  The person could say “I live at 1460 Tyler St.,” or the person could say “I live with my father in his house.”  The former describes where the house is located; the latter describes who owns the house.  It is important to note that the terms “kingdom of heaven” and “kingdom of God” are two different descriptions of the same kingdom – the former describes the location; the latter describes ownership.  God did not promise Israel more than one kingdom.  All who believe that Jesus is the Christ, or Messiah, and submit to His authority are citizens of the kingdom of God.”

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