Tuesday 16 April 2019

More on snake eyes and dead eyes - demonic and zombie people

In the recent Anglican Unscripted above, from timing 3:30, Bishop Gavin Ashenden describes a visit to Canterbury Cathedral in which he realised that this great, ancient, beautiful building was empty of the presence of God, and the people worshipping with him had dead eyes.

He also mentions reptilian, demonic eyes and later the subject of zombies comes-up... all of which links this with my previous blog posts on discerning by the eyes.

This leads Kevin, George and Gavin onto a very interesting discussion on this theme of the absence of the Holy Spirit in so many churches and denominations; and its presence in some others.

This knowledge about the nature and motivations of places, people, institutions is available for any Christian who is able and willing to look and to learn

Recommended viewing.


John Fitzgerald said...

Gavin Ashenden's a class act. Really knows his stuff. Wrote a very good book on Charles Williams, 'Alchemy and Integration' I think it's called. He's someone I'd trust and back all the way.

James Higham said...

Nail. Head.

Bruce Charlton said...

@James - The continual cry has been 'Lord, give us a sign'. Well, the signs are being given. But (as usual) they are being explained-away, not seen as signs.

William Wildblood said...

I recently visited St Paul's Cathedral, which I'd never been to before, and Westminster Abbey which I knew well as a teenager. My feeling about them, especially the latter, was just what Gavin Ashenden says about Canterbury. That's one of the reasons I made the comments I did on your Notre Dame post.