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Gordon MacDonald,in an article called, “When Religion

Becomes Serious Business said, “Yesterday morning I was on the phone with our daughter who lives with her husband in North Carolina. We were having a great conversation. I was using a wireless phone, and suddenly the phone went dead, and her voice was cut off. I heard only static. I looked at the phone. A little red light was on, and I realized the battery had run out. Suddenly there was no contact.

God created us with the capacity to hear and send signals back and forth to heaven, but sin ruined that. It deadened the batteries of the soul. And Paul, in modern-day terminology, might say we’re people with dead batteries. We have the ability to commune with God, but we can’t because we’re dead. Someone has to recharge the battery. Someone has to put a new battery in.”