Thursday, March 28, 2013

seeking a homeland

"For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.  If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return."  (Heb 11:14-15 ESV)

"Abraham could have gone back to the world from which he came, but he didn't.  That's the message of Hebrews right through the book.  Are you pressing on to the world to come, or are you being drawn back to the world from which you were redeemed?  ... The Christian has a call from God in principle to leave the world -- the godless world -- and go on pilgrimage  to the world to come.  And so there's a great tug of war, a battle...   Either we  go forward through a faith that is nourished by the Word of God daily, or we turn back to the place we originally came from, which is this godless world."  (--Dick Lucas, from a sermon at St George's-Tron Church, October, 2008)

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