Honorable Mentions: I Surrender All? August 9, 2020

Honorable Mentions: I Surrender All? August 9, 2020

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett. 

Bible References

Joel 2:13; Matthew 22:37; John 21:18-19

Hymn Referenced

“I Surrender All” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x2IpLSfqp8

Quotes Referenced

“Jung is remorseless toward so-called ‘Christian nations’: “Their Christianity slumbers and has neglected to develop its myth further in the course of the centuries…a myth is dead if it no longer lives and grows.”

Carl Jung’s Last Thoughts on Christianity by Alexander Blum

“Surrender to God is a formidable adventure, and as “simple” as any situation over which man has no control. 

He who can risk himself wholly to it finds himself directly in the hands of God, and is there confronted with a situation which makes “simple faith” a vital necessity; in other words, the situation becomes so full of risk or overtly dangerous that the deepest instincts are aroused.

 An experience of this kind is always numinous, for it unites all aspects of totality. All this is wonderfully expressed in Christian religious symbolism: the divine will incarnate in Christ urges towards the fatal issue, the catastrophe followed by the fact or hope of resurrection, while Christian faith insists on the deadly danger of the adventure; but the Churches assure us that God protects us against all danger and especially against the fatality of our character. Instead of taking up our cross, we are told to cast it on Christ.”

Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 18: The Symbolic Life: Miscellaneous Writings

Other Religions Definitions of Surrender

Islam means “surrender to God” (Allah)

Tibetan Buddhism emphasizes surrender (in one way) in the form of prostration—some talk of the “100,000 prostrations” (which would take many years)

 Perhaps with philosophy/psychology the surrender of the “false self” to the true self.

 Judaism (chabad.org), describing the giving of the Ten Commandments as a wedding ceremony, states…Then he said to us, “Surrender to me totally, but be fully responsible for your morality. Submit to me completely, but remain accountable for your actions.”

 Hindu thought: Throughout the Gita there is a ringing note that surrender and devotion are absolutely necessary for the attainment of God-consciousness.


Lao Tzu:      “Surrender is a journey from outer turmoil to inner peace.”

Book Referenced

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CWYTK2A/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1)

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