The physical pleasures are good.
July 30, 2006
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB.
I am here, Jesus.
Now that you have some objective perspective about what happened at the coffee hour, you realize that you were trying to break a barrier that has bedeviled Christian churches almost from the beginning - the inability to see the human body and its pleasures as from God.
Let me emphasize and affirm that this does not at all work against the Padgett messages, which had to come through the way they did. They had to emphasize the bad effect of overindulging the physical appetites because that is the cause of sin. It was the context of that particular revelation that necessitated that emphasis.
Once that was accomplished, the way was made clear to affirm the body and its pleasures in an appropriate way. Admittedly, it was not the most graceful approach, but your intention had a godly motive.