Friday, February 11, 2005
The Warm Fuzzies, Or The Truth
Knowing The Truth
If Jesus was and is (as He declared to be) The Only Truth, Way and Life of the Father, then there has to be so much more than what we’re seeing in ‘churchianity’, meaning, so many see truth being “ a wonderful concept”. What is the definition of ‘concept’?
Main Entry: con·cept Function: noun Etymology: Latin conceptum, neuter of conceptus, past participle of concipere to conceive -- more at CONCEIVE1 : something conceived in the mind : THOUGHT, NOTION2 : an abstract or generic idea generalized from particular instances synonym see IDEA
Do the scriptures indicate that He who has the Son, has a great thought, notion or idea?? No! He who has the Son has LIFE, for the Life is in the Son!
Somehow, I do not see Paul, the Apostle of Grace saying, “Hey do you want to hear some great concepts?” Conceptual thinking, in my opinion, has nothing to do with knowing Him. It takes revelation, not special glasses or self-proclaimed holy anointed gurus! (Eph. 1:16-19)
Truth has to be much more than good doctrine or ecclesiastical fodder aimlessly thrown about. It’s not MY truth versus YOUR truth. That’s nonsense.The Truth is a Person. Salvation is a Person. God has so much more than a wonderful plan for each of us. He has a Son He wants us to know. Oh, that I might know Him!
If there is to be any meaningful fellowship, then it must flow out of the source of all truth, God’s Son Christ Jesus.
TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS.
Without listening or taking heed to His voice we are left with conceptual thinking. Truth is inseparable from a Person; otherwise we are left with nothing but concepts and abstract thoughts that cause dissension and division within the body of Christ. It is this kind of thinking that has done anything but foster a mutual love for each other.