Three Dollars Worth of God

No comments of my own today. Everything’s borrowed.

I wrote a post yesterday called “Intellectual Honesty and Throwing Up.” I’m trying to decide whether it’s worth posting, needs editing, or just needs to be thrown out.

For today, though, Voice of the Martyrs quoted Wilbur Rees as saying:

I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don’t want enough of God to make me love a black man or pick beets with a migrant. I want ecstasy, not transformation. I want warmth of the womb, not a new birth. I  want a pound of the Eternal in a paper sack. I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.

I looked that up on the internet, and Wilbur Rees’ daughter commented on a blog (the one about to be quoted) that her father wrote that in a book titled $3.00 worth of God. (Available from Amazon only used and only very expensive; must be popular and out of print.)

When I looked the quote up, I found this comment on this blog:

It has been said that too many Americans have been inoculated with a slight case of Christianity that is preventing them from getting the real thing.

One of the people who has said that is Keith Green, who once put out a tract on “Gospel inoculations.”

‘Nuff said …

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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1 Response to Three Dollars Worth of God

  1. lanny says:

    I like what you wrote, and your point here, thanks!

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