We must never allow the authority of books, institutions, or leaders to replace the authority of knowing Jesus Christ personally and directly. When the religious views of others interpose between us and the primary experience of Jesus as the Christ, we become unconvicted and unpersuasive travel agents handing out brochures to places we have never visited. – Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel
I want to know the REAL God. Not the God I’ve been taught by man. Not the conflicting doctrine among bickering Christians each claiming to have the truth. After being so disheartened by the smallness of all of it, I’ve finally realized its purpose. It is to send you fleeing into God’s loving arms….
“My child, I’ve been waiting for you. You are free now. I AM The Living Word. Remain in My love.”
I’m finally understanding what it really means to be saved.