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The Fellowship

April 9, 2010

Jeromey Martini on Enchantment

The following quote is from Theologian Jeromey Martini; enjoy folks!

Like the enchanted armour of the Knight that gives him the power to defeat the dragon, the Bible is a book of Magic and Power and Mystery. It is a collection of words, but of words that have been breathed from Beyond and carry with them the weight and authority of that Breath. These are words with power to penetrate and interrupt lives and to alter people for all Eternity... These are words that reach in from another world and imbed themselves in places more sacred and secret than the heart or the mind or the psyche. The Bible is a magical book, but it is not a book of magic. Its words are not incantations and its power is not derived from some wizard's spell. It is so much more than that. It is a magical book because its words are the breathing words of God. They are read and they are spoken so that the reader and the hearer are confronted with the very voice of God. They are the words of a God who is so in love with His creatures that He has condescended to lisp as an infant in order to be understood in the confines of limited human language. The Bible is a gateway to another realm... a portal that seeks to transport people from this world to another and to point from this reality to a better Reality--a Reality that is Way and Truth and Life. And when that portal has been opened the power of that world is loosed onto this one so that it begins to effects its influence within it. The Bible is a magical book, and as such it can only be read by those with ears to hear and eyes to see. And the reader cannot be left the same after a genuine encounter with it.


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