How a Person can Function as a Symbol

When I completed a study of Ezekiel, I began writing about an aspect of that is unique: the way that God chooses human beings to function beyond their own ontologies– that is, as symbols. I’ll post this study with updates for your perusal and would love to hear your reactions to it. Ezekiel: The Creation of A Symbol Introduction This study is intended to be read not as a polished document, but as notes for a study of the man who, more than any other save Jesus, was intended to be seen as a symbol by those who heard him. Such an understanding would not take away from his literality as an historic figure nor to diminish his own personal suffering through the process. On the other hand, it shows that when God marks a human being to be a symbol, He...

On regarding sin

I am continuing to read through Spurgeon’s Treasury of David. It gives me great fellowship with saints of the past. When I read what people 200, 400, 1000 years ago wrote about their struggles, it humbles me. That’s particularly true as I was reading the words of long-ago saints wrote about regarding sin in our hearts (Psalm 67). Here is one, almost 200 years old that convicted me: If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. The very supposition that “if he regarded iniquity in his heart, the Lord would not hear him, “implies the possibility that such may be the state even of believers; and there is abundant reason to fear that it is in this way their prayers are so often hindered, and their supplications so frequently...