Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2 Possible Controversial Thoughts

Yep toe stepping time

You have been warned if you keep reading then you are entering the world of my thoughts so be prepared I have a tendency to not sugar coat things.

1. Feelings.
 Lately I have been realizing that in Christian circles going off our feelings is being taught its the right thing to do and in some circles the only way to live.  I don't see that in scripture except in bad ways.  Eve felt that the serpent was correct and David went off of his feelings for Bathesheba.    The bereans were not more noble cause they went by their feelings but that they studied the scriptures.  Not everything we go thru in this life is supposed to make us feel good. Look in scriptures Jesus says that if they hated him that they will hate us.   Does that make you feel good if you are honest probable not knowing that people will hate you.  I have heard people say about people teaching false things it made me feel good so I don't need to check it out.  Or I have a peace about it so I don't need to take it to scriptures why not just cause you have a peace about it does not make an item true it may be a false peace.  Satan does not come to us as an obvious bad guy/teaching.  So just cause it feels good (that makes me think of the attitude I heard/read about of the sixties that if it feels good do it) does not mean its Biblical.  

2. Christian Fads.
In Matthew 24 we have Jesus talking about what the end times will be like.  Specifically in Matthew 24:23- 26 "Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it."  I have been thinking a lot lately that we see this attitude a lot not just with people saying they are Jesus but with other things.  What do I mean?  I mean things like movies, books, and music where people say stuff like Jesus is in this movie, book  or song go to see it, read it or listen to it.  Why do I have to see Jesus in the movie, book (except the Bible) or song, why not in His word like he says to look. People sometimes wonder why I am not a big fan of modern Christian music that's because when I take a lot of it to the scriptures I don't find the Christ of the Bible.  People are shocked when I say I take songs to the scripture now I am not saying we should only sing hymn some of them are just as bad if not worse than some modern songs.  I am just saying check it with scripture.  We as conservative Christian have a tendency to laugh at people who see Jesus in a piece of toast or a tomato but as a whole we do the same with movies and songs even if had we taken it to scripture we would find that he may not be in that song, movie or book.  So if you ask me to go to a movie, read a book or listen to song cause it says its Christian I might say no thanks please don't be offended.  Now don't get me wrong I am not saying Christian music or movies  or books are wrong.  What I am saying is that they need to be taken to scripture more intensely than a secular song or movie.  A secular song or movie  was not made to lead you to Christ so you can't expect it to be Biblical.  But when something says its Christian check it out with scripture.  As it may be pointing you to a false Christ and not the Christ of the Bible so we need to be extra careful with what supposed Christian things we turn to.

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