The Almighty or The World

Truth in Love – blog entry

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

“We shall find ourselves out of adjustment to the ways of the world, and increasingly so as we make progress in the holy way. We shall acquire a new viewpoint; a new different psychology will be formed within us; a new power will begin to surprise us by its upsurgings and its outgoings.” A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

If you look like the world, there is a problem. If you think like the world, there is problem. If you act like the world, there is a problem. If you fit into the world, there is problem. If you belong to Jesus, you should be the opposite of the world.

Far too many Christian seem hell-bent on fitting into the world and into their environment within a secular society. Yet, if they know Christ and are growing in Him daily, they should be becoming just the opposite. They should increasingly find themselves maladjusted to their society.

Secular psychology and psychiatry tell us that we must look, act, and believe this way or we are not considered normal. Normal is so relative. Normal in a twisted society does not mean much. A secular worldview is worthless to the dedicated Follower of Christ. As we grow and mature in Christ, our worldview should become a Christian Worldview and our psychology of life should be the psychology of Scripture. Anything less is to sell ourselves short of all that God wishes for us to have and obtain in our godly mindset. We are to be Christ-minded not Man-minded.

Once we learn to seek the mind of Christ the power of Christ will become ours. Christ cannot trust a secular mind and secular heart with His power or it would be their ruin. Only the godly mind and heart can appropriately handle the power the Holy Spirit of God has to offer.

Which will it be? Man’s ways or God’s Ways? Man’s psychology or God’s Principles? A secular worldview or a Christian Worldview? A heart given to the world or a heart given completely to God? The mind of man or the mind of Christ? The power of the world or the power of the Almighty God?

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Advertisements

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://deadseascrolls.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/the-almighty-or-the-world/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: