Category Archives: Liberal Devotion

Trump Flag

  Today is Monday, August 28, 2017. The scheduled end of the Trump presidency is 3 years and 4 months away. A lot can happen in that time, and few things can be predicted.. For example, Joe Arpaio was recently pardoned … Continue reading

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God Bless You and Your Ministry, Pastor Berman

Pastor Berman, I want to thank you for your comment on the “Who is Ronald Goetz?” page. I took the initiative to check out your Christian Life Fellowship website. Your congregation has an vibrant ministry to multiple age groups, a ministry that I’m … Continue reading

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The Fullness of God in Christ is God’s People Themselves

As we read in 2 Corinthians 12:4, Paul believed he had heard something in heaven that he was forbidden to repeat.  Yet Paul was unable to keep this surpassing revelation a total secret.  The unutterable truth he heard comes out … Continue reading

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“Things that No One is Permitted to Tell.”

Things Forbidden to Repeat Paul describes an experience of being caught up into Paradise and hearing things that he was convinced that human beings were not permitted to repeat aloud. This experience baffled him as to whether it was a … Continue reading

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The Universal Scope of Reconciliation

  As many of you know, tradition teaches us that Christ died to reconcile the world to himself.  There are a number of passages that discuss reconciliation, and what they say about it may or may not be what you might … Continue reading

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Heretical? Maybe. Biblical? Very Likely.

I just received this comment from my fellow blogger, Charles Kinnaird, over at Not Dark Yet.  I’d like to share it with you.  Ron, Rather than pointing out that you are “treading on dangerous ground,” I will say that you are … Continue reading

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Seated In Heavenly Places — Right Now

According to Paul, the power of God raised Jesus from the dead, that same power raised us into those same heavenly places, where we are currently seated in Christ. We are in Christ, and Christ is seated in heavenly places.  This … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: One Flesh with Christ

  The Simplest, Clearest Sign Post There are quite a few verses and passages that describe the Church’s complete union with Christ and the Father. It is amazing to me that despite the wealth of metaphors and direct teaching, this … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: The Living Temple of the Spirit

 The Temple: Metaphor for Union with God There are a number of metaphors in the Greek scriptures which emphasize our unity with Christ.  One of these is the image of the Temple.  The Temple metaphor appears in Paul and Peter, … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: Perfectly One in the Father and the Son

Simple as A B C One notable feature of John’s writings is his use of equivalencies, of simple logical strands like A=B, A=C, B=C.  Or you might find A=B, but -A ≠ B. These equations are virtually mathematical in their … Continue reading

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