TheoCenTriC Stumbling Toward Christ

The Third is First


Though we speak of the Spirit as a third Person, from the standpoint of experience Spirit is first, because it is the Spirit that enables us to experience God’s flying by and drawing near. Through the Spirit we feel the warmth of God’s love and the fire that kindles our heart. By the Spirit we drink from fountains of living water and receive the grace that is poured out. We may not be able to know God with our limited sensibilities, but we certainly can love God and desire him and his will…

Spirit is the ecstasy of the divine life, the bond of love in the Trinity and the overflowing abundance of God outwardly…

Moltmann offers this captivating definition: “Spirit is the loving, self-communicating, out-fanning and out-pouring presence of the eternal divine life of the triune God.”

– Flame of Love, Clark Pinnock

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By Rich
TheoCenTriC Stumbling Toward Christ

Rev. Rich Vincent

After 24 years of pastoring, I continue to stumble toward Christ, and invite you to do the same. Prayerfully hoping the material on this site will aid you to this end. Grace and peace!