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©11/20/2002 Jim Welch
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Spiritual zeal is not the same as youthful
vigor; spiritual zeal propagates the Kingdom of Heaven, but youthful
vigor only propagates the human species.
Spiritual zeal is born of the love of God; it
does not and will not diminish with age, instead it will continue to
Youthful vigor is born of the lust of the
flesh i.e. personal ambitions and sexual desires and will only diminish
Holy men of the ancient times did not write
what we now call holy scriptures until they were exceedingly old
John, the Apostle, wrote his Gospel, the Book
of the Revelations and his letters when he was nearly a hundred years
Moses wrote his five books when he was nearly
one hundred and twenty.