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Excerpt from Forgotten God

In Soul Food on December 17, 2010 by The Spillover

I just started reading Forgotten God by Francis Chan.

I wanted to share an excerpt from the first chapter:

“And this is the question I just can’t get around: if it’s true that the Spirit of God dwells in us and that our bodies are the Holy Spirit’s temple, then shouldn’t there be a huge difference between the person who has the Spirit of God Living inside of him or her and the person who does not?

This may be a silly illustration, but if I told you I had an encounter with God where He entered my body and gave me a supernatural ability to play basketball, wouldn’t you expect to see an amazing improvement in my jump shot, my defense, and my speed on the court?  After all, this is God we’re talking about.  And if you saw no change in my athleticism, wouldn’t you question the validity of my “encounter”?

Churchgoers all across the nation say the Holy Spirit has entered them.  They claim that God has given them a supernatural ability to follow Christ, put their sin to death, and serve the church.  Christians talk about being born again and say that they were dead but now have come to life.  We have become hardened to those words, but they are powerful words that have significant meaning.  Yet when those outside the church see no difference in our lives, they begin to question our integrity, our sanity, or even worse, our God.  And can you blame them?”

Forgotten God, Francis Chan, pp 32-33

Wow.  Really.

I think I’m going to like this book.

One Response to “Excerpt from Forgotten God”

  1. Nice.

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