While it is important to KNOW what we believe about Christ, we need to get away from
worldly pointless comparisons.
So often we pick “sides” of Christianity because we don’t like a particular point that scripture has to offer. Charismatic, Christians shy away from legalism, rules, and structure and spend more of their focus on the Holy Spirit, freedom and grace often times to a fault. To blaspheme the Holy Spirit and demonstrate power without the “rules” of the Word…is sin. We are not supernatural beings that have access to Jesus powers and can use them as we please. Jesus is supernatural and we have access to Him.
Others are so legalistic, that they forget the Holy Spirit even exists. They get so bogged down into rules, ceremonies, scripture texts, religion, and laws, that
Pharisees they forget who is Lord over all of these things. For example: Will I need my bible when Jesus comes back? Probably not…I’ll just ask Him about anything I don’t know.
It is often the battle between whether the head should rule, or the heart should rule. The answer is: both are in your body to balance one another out. The brain causes the heart to beat, but the heart provides oxygen to the brain. If you have no heart, you die. If you have no brain. You die.
We must balance with both.
What we have to stop doing is asking questions like:
- An Apologetic
We aren’t the first people to ask questions like this. In fact, if you read the whole Bible, it shows how each new generation is worse than the last and how we DON’T learn from our mistakes.
That being said, let’s look at how people were arguing over 2000 years ago:
1 Corinthians 1:12-13
12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas [Peter],” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
1 Corinthians 3:4
4 For when one says, I belong to Paul, and another, I belong to Apollos, are you not [proving yourselves] ordinary (unchanged) men?
So let’s answer all these questions that Paul asks
Is Christ Divided?
Was Paul Crucified for you?
Or were you Baptized in the name of Paul?
Are you not [proving yourselves] ordinary (unchanged) men?
Pretty simple isn’t it? [yes]
While holding fast to the truths of scripture, we may align more with what one person (Calvin vs Armenians) believe…but is that because we are Calvinist/Armenians or is it because we believe the WORD of God to be true? The disciples weren’t Baptist. Jesus wasn’t Protestant/Catholic. If we believe in the TRUE Christ…then of course our theology and doctrine will line up with one another!
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life; He is The Angel Of the Lord, the Son of the Living God, who came to earth in human form to die for our sins.
Is Jesus Divided?