Thursday, September 21, 2006

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You guys are into that born again thing, which is great. We need to be born again, since Jesus said that to a guy named Nicodemus. But if you tell me I have to be born again to enter the kingdom of God, I can tell you that you have to sell everything you have and give it to the poor, because Jesus said that to one guy, too. I guess that's why God invented highlighters, so we can highlight the parts we like and ignore the rest. -Rich Mullins, speaking at Wheaton College

4 comments:

jula said...

Good quote Beth.

Polythene Pam said...

I LOVE Rich Mullins! He was so FANTASTIC. Have you read his biography? You should, you'd like it. I'm glad for his sake that the Lord took him home early, but I wish he could come and speak at Wheaton while I was here.
We had this rather renoun muslim come and speak last night about Jesus in the Koran. It was pretty sweet. He wasn't like a muslim defector talking about how bad it is, he actually was a Christian for a while and went back to Islam - which is sad, but a very near perspective to get to hear. Very thought provoking and eye opening. They said it was probably the first time we'd ever had a Muslim speak at Wheaton college. We're so "edgy" it's great. ;-)

Man that's a great quote.

m.melissa.h said...

hmmm i honestly don't know much about rich mullins but i do know that he's on the cover of ragamuffin gospel, which apparantly like one of the only pics he'd get done ...i really like this quote...hits home too.

Kent said...

Rich Mullins is one of my all time favorite musicians. I loved the ragamuffin gospel. His quote is thought provoking. I am thinking more and more that it is important for me to read the whole bible, and remember as much as possible. Even then the Holy Spirit helps me see certain verses like the following that perhaps my mental highlighter didn’t catch the first few times.

Leviticus 19:15 (New International Version)

Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.

Exodus 30:15 (New International Version)
The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the LORD to atone for your lives.
And why isn’t Acts 10:13 assigned as a Sunday School memory verse.

Kent