A Time For Shaking

The thing that struck me the most about this chapter is the phrase "we think lukewarm is normal." I think what he's really saying is that we need to be more committed about things. Either you believe prayer works or you don't. If you do not, then you won't get the benefit of its ability to fix and repair things. He uses the scripture concerning one lord, one savior and one god to make the point that when it comes to one BODY we come up with all sorts of excuses of why our particular religion is the best. He doesn't use the expression our religion is "the way", but he might as well have. After all, that is really what we are doing. Substituting "our religion" for "the way".  He raises an important question.  Why are we so certain that we can work with people in every facet of their life, except when it comes to their 'brand' of religion.
That's really all it is. Branding.  Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc.  Branding. You might as well say "Coke" and "Pepsi".  In the end, it's a battle of which brand is the best.


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