Jerusalem was not all that far from the beach by the Dead Sea. We hiked most of the distance following the roads. After setting up camp Jason and Timothy informed us that they had seen a small peak just to the south that they wanted to climb. Lydia, Lucy, Josephine …
The Priesthood of All Believers, Part Four. The visit to Qumran and an exercise in listening to the Holy Spirit.
Continuation (part 3) of “The Priesthood of All Believers. The discussion here, by the Dead Sea, concerns baptism.
…”So why send us here? There has to be more. I can’t believe the Holy Spirit sent us to this place just to see the muddy river.”…”We say the storm is beginning. It already existed, but it has reached us. The Kingdom must be like that.” …
If we believe the Bible; if we believe that St. Peter was writing the Word from God for us; if all Scripture is “God Breathed” then we need to consider what Fr. Afanasiev is proposing….So, I ask you to pray and ruminate/meditate on this, as it is a very difficult concept; at least, it was difficult for me.
There are a number of characters in this ‘adventure’. Some of them are, apparently, more knowledgeable and wiser than I am. As I write what they are saying/doing I am astounded and find that I have to do some research to make sure they are correct. They are.
Martin Luther taught us “Faith Alone” and the Church overreacted. That overreaction has made Faith difficult in the 21st. Century.
Erosion, Time, Reforming and the nature of Change.
He is no longer here to celebrate. That’s because of a dirty needle and the emptiness in his heart… one night, my brother saw Jesus