Why “quenchnot”?

Though the title of this blog is “The Bible Says,” the URL address for this WordPress blog uses “quenchnot.” At some point, I’m sure someone has wondered why exactly this is. Well, for starters, “thebiblesays.wordpress.com” was taken. I was pretty committed to the title of the blog, so I figured I would just have to be creative with the web address.

If you have followed this blog from the start, you will notice that the title of my first post is, “Quench not the Spirit’s fire.” For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate the title of my initial post into my URL. At first, I had some regrets and thoughts on changing it – but then I thought more about it.

Quenching the Holy Spirit is actually the overall theme of my blog. My writings focus on Christian living, living a life that glorifies Christ, and this is only possible with the aide, counsel and power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible, itself, is a byproduct of the Spirit’s ministry. Second Peter 1:21-22 reads, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

In reading and studying God’s word, our ultimate goal is transformation, not information. The Bible should change us, and we should seek to apply its truths to our lives. So as we study and learn from the Word together, let us commit to God’s call in 1 Thessalonians 5:19, “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.”


3 Responses to “Why “quenchnot”?”

  1. wow. great stuff brother. i look forward to following your posts. be blessed.

  2. Thanks for explaining because I was confused. As a new blogger, I look to see what works with other bloggers. I would love for you to review my first post, Why Sit We Here Until We Die? Let me know what you think. Because I’m a newbie, I don’t know whether my site address shows, so here it is.
    http://www.musingsandmytwocents.wordpress.com/blog

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