Faith, Trust, & Belief: A Trilogy of the Spirit

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AuthorHouse, 2007年12月5日 - 260 頁
With the world changing so rapidly in the 21st century, what is there left to believe in?  Do traditional religions, science and philosophy still have anything left to offer - something that promises measurable hope?  Are the words "faith," "trust" and "belief" still meaningful?  Rev. Jim Willis believes that the next thrust of human evolution needs to be in the realm of the spirit; the human heart.  He puts forth the argument that this step is natural and to be expected, because humankind is growing into a potential inherent since the beginnings of consciousness.  

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INTRODUCTION
1
PRELUDE The Music of an Ancient Language
9
PART I Faith
17
INTERLUDE From Faith to Trust
67
PART II Trust
75
INTERLUDE From Trust to Belief
139
PART III Belief
153
POSTLUDE The Infinite Capacity to Create Anew
225
Back Cover
251
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第 224 頁 - I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
第 60 頁 - And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light. Hast thou chosen, O my people, on whose party thou shalt stand, Ere the Doom from its worn sandals shakes the dust against our land ? Though the cause of Evil prosper, yet 'tis Truth alone is strong...
第 51 頁 - O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.
第 95 頁 - What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
第 144 頁 - If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: "'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."* Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.
第 15 頁 - The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead...
第 60 頁 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
第 96 頁 - You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
第 20 頁 - Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
第 121 頁 - Baffled by the answers of the older man, to whom etiquette meant hypocrisy and nonsense, Confucius returned to his disciples and told them: "Of birds I know that they have wings to fly with, of fish that they have fins to swim with, of wild beasts that they have feet to run with. For feet there are traps, for fins nets, for wings arrows. But who knows how dragons surmount wind and cloud into heaven? This day I have seen Laotzu and he is a dragon.

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