‘Acquire The Fire’ sounds both Promethean and Pelagian


Just sayin’. Please look up Prometheus and Pelagius before commenting.

Update, July 18, 2013

Due to the popularity of this post and related posts, I decided to make a brief explanation.

In Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from the gods.

In Christian history, Pelagius thought it possible to gain one’s salvation through effort.

As a name, “Acquire the Fire” evokes the sense that an individual can do something to obtain things from God. The emphasis is on human efforts, not God’s completed work in Christ. “Acquire the Fire” suggests that individuals can come to special events and do enough and feel enough to get something more from God — and unfortunately, such an attitude and approach has numerous predecessors in contemporary evangelicalism and fundamentalism. However, according to the New Testament, God already has given us every spiritual blessing, an idea that Saint Paul says and then soon repeats.

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