Mishandling Dynamite

dynamite.jpgHow do you handle dynamite?  Very carefully and with great respect.  Would you treat it like it had no power? or would you recognize the power that it contains and take full advantage of that power?  Or maybe you would think I have no use for dynamite and pack it away somewhere for a day when you might need it?

Mohandas Gandhi made this statement:

“You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilization to pieces, turn the world upside down, and bring peace to a battle-torn planet.  But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of good literature.”

What do you think of this statement?

What do you believe about the power of Scripture?

Making it personal: Do your actions match your belief? , Do you live in it daily? Have you set it aside all together or do you wait for Sunday to get the word from your pastor?

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One thought on “Mishandling Dynamite

  1. WOW, this one can actually sting! I think what you’re saying is that dynamite is treated with more respect than the Bible. Utilized, dynamite is devastation, and if it is not treated gently, the consequences could be deadly. If a person doesn’t have a relationship with Christ, than yes, His Word is just literature too some. I pray that “literature” stays on their bookshelf and isn’t blown up as in dynamite. That “literature” some day may be picked up and a journey begun with having a relationship with Christ. It will take a hard sell to tell me that’s destructive.
    Peggy

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