Dr. Cyril Guerette talks with one of our founding elders Nick Peros about the recent book he authored on the rapture, end times, and escatology.
Mark 12:30- In this verse, God asks us to love him with all aspects of who we are. Love God with your mind (how you think), with your heart (what you feel), and with your body (your actions).
Cyril dives into the enlightenment v.s. romanticism period that compares science & reason v.s. nature & imagination. These two movements are very strong and can have a big divide.
Cyril does a great job using comedy examples about his kids and cats while teaching an eschatology course to bring home the point of the wrath of God and the aftermath.
In Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? When we give the holy spirit control of our heart and mind we achieve better discernment of what he wants us to do.
This can be difficult as when we have desires of the spirit and choose to act on them there will often be many of us that won’t understand these callings. It is made easier when we think of God as our actual father and knows that he loves us as his children.
The time you spend with God can also be recorded and tracked so you know where you stand in your relationship with them.
James2:15-16– 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
If you see people’s needs and only think of their intellectual needs to know Jesus you aren’t loving them with your whole heart. If you are only thinking of their need to be comforted for their loss you’re not loving them with your whole mind.
If you’re not thinking about how you can love others through service or a comforting hug you’re not loving them either your whole body.
Each of us is strong in one of these 3 areas but weak in at least one of the others. Cyril challenges us to identify and work on the area where we identify a weakness in one of these areas.
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