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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The nature of the "NEW" heart

I do not really believe there is any difference between the NATURE of the old heart and the new heart. They differ not in substance but in what they embrace. One embraces a lie promising survival, the other embraces love being assured survival is not the issue. What makes the new heart NEW is the indwelling Christ who redemptively assures us to trust that the agenda and risks of love are always better than the lies we cannot survive. We are not left to ourselves while overwhelmed. But the way the human brain works, this is something that cannot work by mere theory, it has to be tested and found true through various scenarios. It is a growth process of trust and a renewing of the mind away from a self-centered pessimism to the confidence we will all be just fine in the love of God.

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