When God Has Left the Building

9 Aug

Religion can be the enemy of God. It`s often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building. A list of instructions where there was once conviction; dogma where once people just did it; a congregation led by a man where once they were led by the Holy Spirit. Discipline replacing discipleship.

Bono the Agitator

Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas, Hodder, 2005, 201

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One Response to “When God Has Left the Building”

  1. febe kuey August 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    I like the gist of what Bono is saying. I love that he’s preaching the gospel. I do not though like the analogy of God leaving a building. The sad truth is that many of us Christians have forgotten or were never told that when Jesus came into our hearts, he came to make his home in us PERMANENTLY (sorry, not yelling, can’t figure out how to do italics or bold here). We are not a rental home for the Holy Spirit, or a vacation home, or an extra occasional home, we were chosen to become the permanent dwelling place of God most high. I live in Him and He in me. Wherever true believers are there also is Christ who is in God and who is God. So if God left the building, then his people either forgot who/whose and what they are, or they never knew, or they just physically up and left 😉
    There is something sad about Christians who live their lives thinking that they have to somehow attain/get to God, when the reality is that He’s been there and always will be there. We are forever tucked in the midst of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There’s something amazing about Christians who walk/live knowing that Christ lives in me–the hope of Glory! and I in Him.

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