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THE OPEN DOOR, THE CLOSED MIND
AND THE CALL OF CHRIST
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
Published by World Wide Web Witness Inc.
ISBN 0 9802972 4 9
When the only barrier is a closed mind, people are in great case. It is not as if tanks or artillery, plutonium capsules force-fed or human-bombs making craters as a sign of a fine religion, near cafés with children in them, were arrayed against one, when it comes to finding God.
It is the closed mind, more aggressive than a tank trap, more potent than an infantry division, more useless than an atomic bomb without radioactive content.
When, in addition, there is no closed door on the part of God, so that granted you do not need to penetrate horrific arms to gain access to it, you even find it open as you knock, then you marvel at the monstrous good fortune of mankind.
It is however only when you consider that the call of God is given to INVITE to this door, and to actually come in through it to His kingdom, and when you realise wisdom and information alike are provided to show the wonders of it and the naturalness of it, sin being the unnatural intruder, already in possession of the human shop, that you can ponder with amazed concern the fact that the carpet is not threadbare at the entrance.
The ready love of God, the ready gun of gurus or mantras of mullahs, the epics of misconstruction and the love of libel and delight in defamation are all assorted in this great affair; and it is thus well worth-while to examine and ponder, consider and become no neutral spectator of the plight of man in the face of this depraved demission of deliverance. It is necessary to be informed.
In this book, this is our aim, and our hope is continual: that some finding through these things, the way home, and experiencing the drawing of the Spirit of God as the truth of Christ is perceived and the grandeur of His mercy, will not short-circuit the opening of the door, by special electro-magnetic interference utensils, lest they should be saved.
Saved from what ? from the sin which muddles, the rebellion which menaces their own souls, the pandemonium in the empires of disgrace in which this world increasingly specialises, to which millions seem subject, and from avoiding the grace of God, which like His love, is illimitable, truth itself yearning, but never wavering from its place, where reality does not surrender, nor sovereignty demise.
In this work, there will be attention given to various basic biblical matters, lest thought be general, instead of precise, and so that the ways of the Lord being seen, His will may be frankly discerned.
These include some in Hebrews, Hosea and Jeremiah, Revelation, Luke and John. As one grows more alert to, aware of and immersed in the biblical realities, the words given by grace, and faces the realities of these working throughout history, then the issues become less distant, more intimate and more inspiring.
On the other hand, the ‘options’ presented instead of knowing God, become the more abstruse and ludicrous, absurd jumps in the dark, without knowledge, logic or basis.
Babies Have their Nappies Changed and they Grow;
but the Changeless God as a Change in His Works,
made the Human Race,
Space for Motion, and Time for Measurement in the Visible Realm
Irony of Hosea
and the translation of Hosea 13:1-2
HEBREWS 11, FAITH and FUNCTIONALITY
Setting the Sights and
Considering the Contours,
This World's Mistress,
Marriage of the Lamb,
Mop-Up and Millenium
Revelation 19 & Co.
Conviction, the Conversion,
the Conquest and the Commission
Spiritual Work from the Face of God
STARTING WITH LUKE: PARABLES WITH PUNCH
Luke 18 and John 16
in association with IRRATIONALISM and IMAGINATION
a wonderful cast, well-known to theatre-goers
The Divinely Donated Dynamism of Jeremiah 30-31
A Further Glance at the Vision of Jeremiah
So Simple, so Strong, so Sure
See also Jeremiah is More than Jeremiad
OVER THE TOP
THE UNDULATIONS IN ZECHARIAH
and the HIGHWAY FOR HISTORY