Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Are You Being Polluted?

My great concern for you and me is that we don't think like God. I mean our perspective is not what it should be. We are surrounded by the knowledge and wisdom of humanity, it is only natural that it should have some affect on us, and we don't know how to handle it. Most of us are not even aware that we are in the enemy's camp and that our heart and mind belong elsewhere.

To humanity its own knowledge and wisdom only makes sense.

It is only logical that people live together without any formal ceremony. What is a ceremony besides a celebration with family and friends of a decision to be exclusive with someone. Why do we need the government to sanction who we decide to live with? And if we get tired of each other and we are no longer happy why bother sticking around? What is marriage if you don't believe in God?

It is only logical that same sex couples be equal to everyone else. Why should they be discriminated against? Isn't it a similar choice to choosing someone who is tall, short, black, white, fat or skinny? Why should any couple be treated as if they are not equal to anyone else? It only makes sense to our human logic.

It is only logical that a woman should have the decision making power over her body. That life that is growing in her is part of her. Without her there would be no life so it only makes sense that if she doesn't want it she should be able to get rid of it. Hey, God said that a man spilling his "seed" was wrong too so what's the difference? Christian men everywhere use condemns so what is the big deal if women make decisions about their bodies?

It also only makes sense that if a person feels they have lived long enough and they want to end it on a high they should have the right to make that choice. Is it not our life to do with what we wish? If I decide that I am  tired of living what right does any government have to tell me that I can't end it as I see fit? If a woman can make a decision about a life in her why should we not all have that right about our own lives? If someone is facing a horrible disease and decides they don't want to put their family through that kind of suffering, what right does anyone have to tell them no?

See, human logic makes sense when Jesus is left out of it, and we leave Jesus out of it.

Many Christians fall for the trap of human logic because they don't know that God said no. The world lives by its code and its logic and followers of Jesus live by God's code, his direction. We do not belong to this world but are citizens of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. We live by a different set of laws and values. We live by the thoughts of God and by his definition of right and wrong. Just because the world says it is right does not mean it is right according to God's values and instructions. The world changes but the Kingdom never does. There are no trends with God, no public opinions, not shifting values.

I am concerned because I have spoken to many Christians who defend the things I have mentioned here, setting aside the Word of God, and using human logic. They use emotions and a definition of love that we do not find in the Bible. They study the Word of God with the idea of trying to prove their position instead of understanding God's instruction. They are totally captivated by the thinking of man. They cannot see the difference because they do not possess the mind of Christ.

It is more important now than ever before that we are a people of the Word and of the Spirit of God. It is more important now than ever before that we become as intimate as we can with Jesus, surrendering every day to him, his instruction and his values. We must possess the mind of Jesus. It is the only way we can guard are hearts and minds for him and keep the pollution of this world from affecting us. The clash between man's logic and the Kingdom of Jesus is increasing and we must shore ourselves up for what is coming. Take the Spirit's direction and make sure that you are solidly established in the Kingdom and not losing ground to the world:

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears,then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:1-4)

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