Wind in a Can

Posted: April 25, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

“In many ways, the doctrine of regeneration is a signature issue for modern evangelicals, and the third chapter of John is frequently quoted. But the summary statement that Jesus makes here is routinely ignored. We cannot tell where the wind is coming from or where it is going. The Greek words for “wind” and “Spirit” in this passage are the same word, and so the illustration from the wind is a particularly apt one. But we have come to believe that we can capture that breeze and lock it in an aerosol can to be dispensed on demand during evangelistic encounters”

(From After Darkness, Light, pp. 139-140)



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