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February 22, 2012


(WIIW) Where is it written: "This is as simple as it gets [says the Lord]: if you do not interrupt your life with convictions of the death to come, then neither shall your death, when it comes, be interrupted by life"?

Is this biblical?

It may be valuable none-the-less, as a wise discipline - a rule to measure the heavenly promise of everlasting life against the worldly promise of the grave. A fast increases the enjoyment of food.

But is this biblical?

@m thwaits

Great question! Right before this excerpt, Wangerin quotes from the parable in Luke 12:16-21. You can see Wangerin's writing in context here: http://browseinside.zondervan.com/index.aspx?isbn13=9780310755302 (page 21).

I believe Wangerin's key source for the part you quote is verses 20-21: "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God."

Here is a link to the full parable: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2012:16-21&version=NIV

What do you think? Do you think the source bears Wangerin's interpretation?

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