The Truth Like a Brand

My Christianity is a simple one. Maybe this is wrong, but I have found it to be right, and so far God does not seem to object.

Love God, commit myself to Him with no option of returning, love Him, obey Him, and love others as I do myself.

I do not hold with arguing over details. I believe Jesus Christ is God incarnate, and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life; that no one comes to the Father except through Him. I believe that He came to earth as a man, lived a life without sin, and willingly placed himself in the hands of men to be killed, taking our sin on himself. I believe that He defeated sin and death, and that He rose again victorious, three days later, and ascended into heaven. I believe that He sent His Holy Spirit to help and guide us until he comes again. That is my Christianity. It is a relationship with the living God, who created all things, and I cannot help but to worship Him. That is my Christianity.

For this reason I find it hard to argue over, or have an opinion of, details. Does it fit with the basics I mentioned above? Then it’s of God. Does it not? Then it’s not of God. We spend so much time trying to work out the details, trying to make the lesser things a cause to live for, a cause to die for. What does the BIBLE say? Does the Bible mention ‘water spirits’ and how to rebuke them? No, but several other books do. Does the Bible say we should focus on anything other than Christ and make that our end goal? No, but several other books do. When will we stop only seeking advice from other flawed humans and go to God Himself, who after all knows the answers better than anyone? When will we stop equating the words of pastors and authors with God’s living Word? GOD speaks.

Jesus. Christ. Is. Lord. That is what matters. Tell me what is in the Bible, not in some other book, unless it is based on and comes out of the Bible. I want to see Jesus, not kingdoms men have built for themselves to rule for themselves. The Kingdom of God is my home; not a church building, not a group of people. The Bible is truth, and whatever contradicts it or God’s command to love others and Him is false. When will we begin to truly believe that, and to live according to it?

‘”Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’

“Jesus replied, ‘”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.'” Matthew 22:36-40

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