The importance of a Biblical mindset.
This is not the post I promised, but I feel like I should say this first so that you guys can better understand where I’m coming from.
More and more often I’ve been hearing people say “you can’t contain God to the Bible.”… That is a dangerous thing to say. If you are a true Christian you should believe that the Bible is the word of God and therefore cannot be refuted. I signed a document upon entering the school I’m at right now saying that I agree with this. If you believe that God cannot not be contained to the Bible, I would ask you to read this verse. John 1:1-5 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Ok sooooooo the Word is identified in this verse as the one true God. Skipping the exegesis and getting straight to the point. “The Word” conveys the idea of divine self-expression or speech. By speech God relates personally to His people (divine inspiration, audible voice, tugging of the Spirit). Moving on, “And the Word was God” shows an interpersonal relationship between God and The Word, but also affirms that the Word is also the same God that created the universe.
I promise it will all make sense in a second.
The word is God, the Bible is God breathed and complete truth. If we can understand the Bible and it’s application to our personal and cooperate beliefs we can better understand the nature of God. The Bible is God describing Himself to us, it is His nature and how He wanted to reveal Himself to us.
Something else I hear people say is “your’e claiming to know the nature of God?!?!” like it’s blasphemy. Yes I do claim that, why don’t you? If you truly have a relationship with God shouldn’t you understand how He works? It’s just like your relationship with your mom or dad, you understand what makes them tick and how they operate.
Faith doesn’t mean we don’t have to understand, nor does it mean that we shouldn’t understand. Just trust that God knows better, He has revealed Himself through His Word, (Jesus AND the Bible) SO GET TO KNOW HIM! Cause you can. God wants us to get to know Him, and love on Him in a personal way. The Bible is God, its contents are at least. God inspired, God breathed, OF GOD.
If whatever is happening in the Church does not line up with scripture, then I do not accept it as godly, because God has made it easy to understand and tell what is from Him and what is of Him.
Just my thoughts. Please, feel free to critique and comment.