There’s a lot of drama in the body of Christ these days. There was before recently too, but a smudge on the church that has grown. The big one lately has been walking in the Power and Identity and Love of Christ. People have begun arguing for it, against it, aside it, inside out it…
yes guys. I believe doctrine is important and that reading the Bible is important. But none of us have the right to interpret the scriptures in our own mind, because it is not in Word nor in Power, but by His Spirit, and He is the Lord God of hosts. He is secure in His position and identity. It is our own insecurities that spawns these arguments. I think, more often than not, that we are threatened by the beliefs of others, and that is why we argue against them so much. Whether we wish to admit this to ourselves is irrelevant.
Also, again,Doctrine is important. But so is knowing Who gets to interpret it. It’s a sealed book and only the Holy God we serve has the right to interpret it. We can’t do it in our own minds. To the point of God knowing this and giving us His mind for the renewing and quickening.
So who teaches us properly? We have so many people who preach and teach. The Bible gives us many notions to be aware of. Such as the fivefold ministry gift. For the equipping of the saints for service. But when t comes to teaching the Word of God, and His Heart and Mind, it comes down to the Holy Ghost in us.
In 1 John 2:27 it tells us this is so. I’m not taking away from the ministries of the pulpit, but if those ministries take away from this verse, then we need to rethink our ministries.
27) But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Now. Let’s break away back to the topic of this post. What is important?
Jesus is and what We do with Him. It comes down to a short list of things we have to do to be saved and expands from there.
- Believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for your sins because He loves you, even at your worst.
- Believe that He rose from the dead to give you His life.
- Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord.
This is the starting point of all of it. Then we can begin learning. But why would we learn from Him otherwise?
The simplicity of the Gospel is to become love, so people want what we have.