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 MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE

By Glenn H. Jackson

 

______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB

 

 

 

SENSE KNOWLEDGE

 

[part 5 of 10]

 

The Limits Of Sense Knowledge

 

"sense knowledge" - that which is perceived by what one feels, hears, sees or thinks based on their outward circumstances; that which is perceived [and expressed] through the soul[mind, will, emotions]- apart from "revelation" [the Holy Spirit - Who is the Spirit of wisdom and revelation];

 

*____SENSE Knowledge is limited to what the Senses are capable of assimilating.

 

____If they are impaired by blindness, or deafness, or the loss of the sense of taste, or smell, the experimenter is handicapped.

 

____In the scientific world, man's body has become a laboratory, his brain is absolutely dependent upon his Senses.

 

____He can only know what he has experienced through these five channels from the outer world to his brain.

 

____When he comes to problems like the Reason for Creation, the Origin of Life, Man, Motion and Matter, he is beyond his depth. He can only speculate.

 

____If it were a mere problem of odor, flavor, or sound, that could easily be cleared up, but here he is passing beyond the range and the reach of the Senses, consequently he must speculate.

 

____It is a suggestive fact that no man becomes a philosopher until he attempts to know something that the Senses cannot interpret.

 

____Hagel's philosophy of the non-existence of a personal God was formulated because he could not find God with his eyes, hear Him with his ears, nor contact Him with his other Senses.

 

____He was driven by Sense Knowledge limitations to leave the world an orphan, without a Creator, without a Ruler, for he had denied God's existence.

 

____The philosopher is always dangerous when he leaves Sense Knowledge facts and begins to speculate.

 

____Nowhere does Sense Knowledge seem so utterly helpless as when it begins to discuss God, spirit, and the beginning of things.

 

____It cannot see man as a spirit being.

 

____It cannot understand God as a spirit being.

 

____Yet it recognizes that there is a hunger in man after God, call it a God hunger, that is ever searching, ever reaching out for something it cannot obtain through the Senses.

 

____Because of this, we have Sense Knowledge religions beginning in idolatry and ending in philosophy and metaphysics. They all, like Hagel, deny the personality of God.

 

____The reason is this: Their Senses cannot register sensation of spirit.

 

____They can register the beat of the heart, and they know that life is functioning because their heart beats register regularly.

 

____But they cannot see, they cannot hear, they cannot feel God.

 

____They say that God has no personality.

 

____They say that God is a great Universal Mind, without brains with which to function, for had He brains He would be a person.

 

____They call this impersonal Mind, "Love," "Goodness," Perfection."

 

____You can see the absolute inability of Sense Knowledge to find God by itself.

 

____You can see in the end how utterly desolate they become.

 

____They form wonderful philosophical and metaphysical conceptions and teachings, and they have slogans and striking sayings and affirmations, but back of it there is no reality. They are the product of the knowledge of the Senses.

 

____Their philosophy causes them to question the reality of Satan, of sin, of disease and temptation.

 

____In order to solve the problem they boldly declare the nonexistence of a personal God, of sin and judgment.

 

____In doing this, they hope to get rid of their Sin Consciousness and of their Inferiority Complex.

 

____This philosophy strikes at the very foundation of the Revelation of all that is given to us in Christ.

 

____It is attempting to give the Peace and Joy and Rest of spirit that only Christ can give.

 

____The reason they do this is because the church has failed to teach Paul's Revelation about Jesus' finished work.

 

____Had there been given a clear exposition of the finished work of Christ, as unveiled in Paul's epistles, these new Sense Knowledge religions would never have gained the ascendancy over the church that they have today.

 

____By denying sin, they attempt to get rid of the need of the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

 

____By doing this, they deny the efficacy of His blood and of His vicarious suffering.

 

 

 

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17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

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16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

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11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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Shavua Tov

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