Event Title

Of Sanction and Sanctification in Sophia’s Shekinah

Location

Room N335

Start Date

7-2-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

7-2-2020 9:30 AM

Description

How does human life intersect with God’s law? Deuteronomy 4 shows that God’s righteous judgments become our legal right, and in our divinely-empowered keeping of these morally wise sanctions, we autonomously progress in our spiritual discernment. The true Christian life is one that continually matures in its wisdom joyously, progressing ever closer with God’s wisdom. Wisdom makes us testimonies to the surrounding nations. God values our wholistic sanctification, especially interpersonal relationships (Ephesians 4). Wisdom leads to theophany—God is near and accessible. Straying from this wisdom means forgetting how far God has led, exemplified by the foolish in the Sabbath psalm, Psalm 92. The discerning wall between holy and unholy has been breached, affecting especially our Sabbaths, and can only be repaired by intentional, authentic progression in our moral wisdom (Isa 58:12; Ezek 22:26, 30), resulting in true worship. Wisdom is relational, including interpersonal service and justice (Isa 58:6–9). Revelation 13:18 shows that wisdom reveals counterfeit worship. We should be patient with people as they grow in wisdom, empowering them to autonomously keep the Sabbath as a result of their level of sophia/wisdom, instead of using sophistry to get them to “keep the Sabbath” emptily, which breaches the Sabbath’s inter-relational dimension.

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Feb 7th, 9:00 AM Feb 7th, 9:30 AM

Of Sanction and Sanctification in Sophia’s Shekinah

Room N335

How does human life intersect with God’s law? Deuteronomy 4 shows that God’s righteous judgments become our legal right, and in our divinely-empowered keeping of these morally wise sanctions, we autonomously progress in our spiritual discernment. The true Christian life is one that continually matures in its wisdom joyously, progressing ever closer with God’s wisdom. Wisdom makes us testimonies to the surrounding nations. God values our wholistic sanctification, especially interpersonal relationships (Ephesians 4). Wisdom leads to theophany—God is near and accessible. Straying from this wisdom means forgetting how far God has led, exemplified by the foolish in the Sabbath psalm, Psalm 92. The discerning wall between holy and unholy has been breached, affecting especially our Sabbaths, and can only be repaired by intentional, authentic progression in our moral wisdom (Isa 58:12; Ezek 22:26, 30), resulting in true worship. Wisdom is relational, including interpersonal service and justice (Isa 58:6–9). Revelation 13:18 shows that wisdom reveals counterfeit worship. We should be patient with people as they grow in wisdom, empowering them to autonomously keep the Sabbath as a result of their level of sophia/wisdom, instead of using sophistry to get them to “keep the Sabbath” emptily, which breaches the Sabbath’s inter-relational dimension.