Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Self-Sufficiency

When you are pushing boundaries in the chaotic world of faith venture development, sometimes it's important to remind yourself about what is true, beautiful and unchangeable:
 
God is the eternal, independent, and self-existent Being; the Being whose purposes and actions spring from himself, without foreign motive or influence; he who is absolute in dominion; the most pure, the most simple, the most spiritual of all essences; infinitely perfect; and eternally self-sufficient, needing nothing that he has made; illimitable in his immensity, inconceivable in his mode of existence, and indescribable in his essence; know fully only by himself, because an infinite mind can only be fully comprehended by itself. In a word, a Being who, from his infinite wisdom, cannot err or be deceived, and from his infinite goodness, can do nothing but what is eternally just, and right, and kind.  Adam Clarke in Theological Institutes
Now that's a liturgy of worship.

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