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Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:43 am
Gary
 
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Dallas Willard asks the big question after a look into scripture,

The meaning of Matt 16:19 "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

is, therefore, not fundamentally different from Matt. 6:33: "Seek more than anything else to act with the kingdom of God and to have His kind of goodness, and all else you need will be added." (paraphrase) Or Romans 8:32: "He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things." (NAS) Or the well-known Philipians 4:19: "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." (NAS)

THE BIG QUESTION????

But if abundance is here, enough even to defeat the "Gates of Hell," why are we not thriving in it?

Dallas Willard states, " The answer is that we have a key to the keys. The abundance of God to our lives, our families and our ministries is not passively received or imposed and does not happen to us by chance, but is claimed and put into action by our active, intelligent pursuit of it."

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Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:55 pm
Scott Mc
 
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Quote:
Dallas Willard states, " The answer is that we have a key to the keys. The abundance of God to our lives, our families and our ministries is not passively received or imposed and does not happen to us by chance, but is claimed and put into action by our active, intelligent pursuit of it."


Dallas Willard "answers" the big question only by re-stating it. After his comment, we should view the big question as why don't we actively, intelligently pursue the abundance of God in our lives? We would say that we want it, but how many people would have to concede that the type of pursuit that DWill talks about is not part of their/our lives? How can we change this?

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