Brother Maynard tagged the entire internet, first. Then, VikingFru tagged me (and Kingdom Grace had tagged her). And then Sonja tagged me...and so here I am, with the rules for the Meme ... although I'm not tagging anyone else, because almost everyone I know has already been tagged ;^) ... except I am going to tag Annette!
Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
Find Page 123.
Find the first 5 sentences.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.
I’m reading Clinton E. Arnold’s “Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians” page 123, paragraph 2, last 3 sentences (you didn’t say which 3, did you?) [Note: Brother Maynard's rules were slightly different from what I have gotten from the others.]
“It cannot be assumed that the fears of these converts about the evil spiritual realm were immediately allayed by their new-found faith. It would also be erroneous to assume that their conversion to Christianity would have brought about a complete forsaking of all their former means of protection from the hostile “powers.” Even if many (or the majority) of Christians did totally turn aside from their former apotropaic practices, some at least would have faced a great temptation to combine their Christian faith with magical techniques.”
Annette...did you see that you have been tagged, sister???