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June 11, 2007

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To deny The Void makes us subhuman. What a grand thought and so often contrary to the babble, Bobby McFerrin "Don't worry, be happy" theology that comes from so many churches. Thank you for that, Esther. I am challenged and encouraged.

Esther,
I love what you are saying here.

I think the American Dream has somehow erased from our culture a theology of suffering. There are things about God that one can only learn in the dark. The Scriptures are clear that suffering in our lives must "finish its work". That's why we are commanded to greet trials joyfully. They've come to do something important to our souls.

Thanks for introducing me to the concept of the Void.

Mark

I have for a long time thought that bearing the image of the CREATOR, but being only a CREATURE, is the central issue with which all humans must come to terms. It seems to me to be the point of the Fall--Satan conflating BEING LIKE God w/ acutally BEING God, and A and E abandoning their relational knowing God (obedience) for Satan's objectification of Him. This is what's behind the law as an end in itself vs. the law as a way to know God as well, as Esther talks about elsewhere. Good stuff!!

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