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What do Christians mean by the expression "to be on fire for God/Jesus/Christ", and is there a Biblical basis for this concept?

From the apostle Paul's second letter to his protégé and son in the faith: I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my ...
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What do Christians mean by the expression "to be on fire for God/Jesus/Christ", and is there a Biblical basis for this concept?

I am reading a book which is a compilation of Aiden W. Tozer's sermons on worship: Whatever Happened to Worship? (1985). In 1962 he preached a series of sermons on "Worship, The Chief End of ...
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What are the views of Reformed Protestants on Christian mysticism?

I am not going to try and analyze all kinds of miscellaneous mysticism under the Reformed view, as the Reformed view will not have specific opinions but only a series of cautions for all types of ...
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Why is there so much controversy among Christians regarding what a relationship with God entails?

The reasons are many. To deepen your experience of God from where you are to where He is calling you, you need qualities that must be cultivated. Absent that, you will have a partial view and may be ...
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How do Evangelical Christians respond to T.M. Luhrmann's characterization of their relationship with God?

There are many reactions to Tanya Luhrmann’s book, "When God Talks back." The book’s intent was to examine how people perceive “hearing from God.” Tanya Luhrmann has preferred to keep a ...
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What is the Biblical support for learning to hear the voice of God as a trainable skill, as part of an interactive relationship?

There is a reason that we call it "spiritual growth". Jesus made frequent analogy to agriculture to discuss the spiritual life. He spoke of planting seeds and waiting for them to grow. He ...
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What is the Biblical support for learning to hear the voice of God as a trainable skill, as part of an interactive relationship?

The following attempts to answer my own question using foundational principles and examples from the Bible. While this does not necessarily endorse the specific details of the practices and ...
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What is the Biblical support for learning to hear the voice of God as a trainable skill, as part of an interactive relationship?

Fasting and prayerful meditation are two disciplines recommended by various churches to increase spiritual sensitivity. Regarding, biblical support for this practice, some readers (not all) interpret ...
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How do Evangelical Christians respond to T.M. Luhrmann's characterization of their relationship with God?

She is like those in Acts 2:13 who thought the Christians drank too much wine when the Holy Spirit fell on them. She notices something but blindly attributes false causes. I scanned the question and ...
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Does There Exist a Volume II of Saint-Jure's "The Spiritual Life Reduced to Its First Principles" in English?

It appears the 1882 🇬🇧 edition you cite is both volumes in one. See p. viii, which mentions "Volume II.", which begins on p. 179, which appears to correspond to how vol. 2 of the 🇫🇷 ...
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