Kiln blog: Mysticism and Trust Models

In Christian Mysticism, models for trust have no significance.

It’s hard to break a system that doesn’t exist. Our “system” manifests here, but isn’t rooted here. By moving everything of importance into the moral sphere of the heart, human frailties are of no real consequence. You do not have to trust yourself, much less anyone else. Our whole operation places full trust in God, who stands outside all systems. We invest everything in Him and leave the results in His hands. We accept whatever returns to us from Him. There is nothing to lose, so trust is not an issue between us.

Each time I write and post, you are morally obliged to filter that post as if it were a fresh application for your attention. Anyone can spoof my name; a few could spoof my writing. God alone can make you believe it. My investment in time and resources goes straight to God as merely my obedience to Him. You owe me nothing. The discretion to cease paying attention rests within you. My payoff is in the obedience itself, not your response. Your payoff is an affirmation that improves the dominion of your heart over your mind.

You can read the rest by clicking this link to my Kiln of the Soul blog.

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About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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