Ancient people had a rich thesaurus full of words to describe the commonly observed fact that however careful we are, the wheels keep coming off our best laid plans. They spoke of evil and devils and demons. They spoke of powers and principalities as institutions that had the power to oppress and dominate them, with no chance of voting them out of power. In Revelation, John of Patmos addressed seven letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor, but he addressed the letters to the "Angel" of each church.
Our world view is a much more
arid place, where events careen across a billiard table in accord with
complicated equations, but we have denied ourselves the language known to the ancients which empowered them to consider the billiard players.
the Congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, KY for
this week's sermon on devils, demons and why the wheels keep coming
off, by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting
floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor"
as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.