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    “See to it no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8).

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    Wednesday
    Oct122011

    Christians “On Fire”  

    Only my opinion…

     

    I understand the background of the phrase “being on fire for God” as relating to the Holy Spirit coming on the apostles at Pentecost (Acts 2), but the phrase bothers me a bit. Maybe I’ve been reading too many martyr stories, but in some contexts at least, that line almost strikes me as demonic. Don’t get riled yet.

     

    I’m not saying it is wrong to use that phrase, or those who do are from Satan, or anything like that. But I have heard it used in certain contexts where it sounds more like an evil wish/prayer.

     

    But why should Christians want to “be on fire” for God? Shouldn’t our walk be steady and sure, rather than overly-exciting and consumable? Fire is destructive at the same time it provides light, heat, and cooking abilities. Fire burns and consumes. The Bible says we should be lights (like a candle flame, see Matthew 5:13-16), but not raging infernos. Actually, I was surprised to learn that one little survival candle can heat a meal and heat a car, as well as provide light.

     

    Just something I was thinking about.

     

    See also: God is NOT Like the Ocean Part 1 and Part 2

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