I have undertaken years of training in Bible doctrines over my lifetime, yet what I have discovered is it is ONLY the workings of the Holy Spirit abiding in Jesus Christ which make it possible to understand what being transformed from a sinner to a saint entails.
Bible doctrines and theology learned up by natural understanding, are but worthless and futile in growing into a man of God. This is why Jesus taught that the greatest within the kingdom of heaven are as little children, totally dependent upon their heavenly Father.
The Apostle John first coined the term “Antichrist” as those “who had started with us” yet became diverted to another gospel. The Galatians’s were such people who Paul wept over for having started with Christ (in Spirit) yet were distracted by man orchestrated religion – what we call Christianity today.
This is the reason in which I struggle to make the point in this post.
Theology is often used to supplant God, in simply walking by faith as a little child. This is the nature of sin within us; to try and understand independent of being shown by our Lord! Arguments in every form and flavor is the result, thus destroying the faith walk via our natural understanding.
Denominations, many based upon their understanding of the scriptures is the result. Whereas with the early brethren, they were directly shown the truth by revelation, moving by inspiration of the Lord. The scripture has always been confirmatory, and not predominant to the Lord, which over the centuries it has morphed into – just like when the scribes and pharisees’ walked the earth!
Contrary to reformed teachings, being born again of spirit (for the elect) is an ongoing process, it includes a new birth of course, by those chosen of God, or sewn into the world as wheat some might say, as seen in Luke 8:4-15 as an example. Jesus himself taught the disciples this parable, it needs no interpretation as to what He is saying. Additionally the scriptures are only ever written to the people the Lord God of Israel has chosen to do a work in. The scriptures do not concern outsiders (the world and his wife) also known as the wicked. They only ever are discussing the road to life to those who are given the chance to become the sons and daughters of God.
I was drilled in Calvinism most all of my life, by so called authorities… Yet the TRUTH (who is Jesus Christ) be known to me, I have spent years unlearning my untrue understandings taught by the most well intentioned “Ministers”!
I was raised in a “Christian household” and have witnessed family members move in the power of the Holy Spirit, at least initially… Sadly they have been diverted to a “load of old dead church” instead! Many had seen the power of the Lord, and Satan at work supernaturally. It was not a matter of convincing them of the reality of the spiritual world, as most had already seen it.
Rather it is a matter of “having a love for the truth that you might be saved” in the long term – for eternity. That is the “Good Ground” which Jesus was speaking about, who abide in the vine, pruned, or cut off and burnt! Now at this point, normally some pin head will jump in and ask if I am denying “Eternal Security”, which is another way of asking if I am denying the work on the cross of Christ! I AM NOT. Yet I do bring into question, just who is, and who is not in Christ “NOW”: as that is the state you will die in, with Him or against Him!
The Lord used my near death experience of my heart attack, while in Army water survival training, to show me I was with Him, as Jesus pressed up against me shoulder to shoulder as this world went black! As I continued in cardiac arrest being revived half a dozen times or more, I could look down upon my own ambulance in perfect clarity of mind and vision!
At that point a person understands they are but in a temporary, trapped within an imperfect dwelling! I can also testify to the fact that all of heaven and earth somehow seem available to one’s understanding just by inferring for one’s edification… Although it is beyond my human understanding, to try to explain this in greater detail.
The normal Christian life (that of a disciple) is also able to grasp spiritually without deception these realities as they live and breathe, albeit obscured to some degree, by our physical existence within the body physiologically. Yet again, all the seeing and understanding in the universe comes to little affect on the natural man, as truth has no place in him. I am reminded of the verse found in Luke 16:30-31 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Now, most basic Bible students understand this is a reference to Christ raising from the dead in overcoming death. And yet most will refuse to believe what they have seen with their own eyes in seeing death defeated.
So there is no sense in arguing doctrines, or trying to convince someone of the work of Christ in using apologetics as an example, as even this type of evangelism will have no effect on the human heart, unless the Father has prepared it for such a seed. Then and only then, it becomes a simple question of who loves the Lord above the world, position status and wealth.
I am convinced that most churches water down the gospel to be comfortable within the world and its people, wear as the real gospel of following Christ alone above all else cost you dearly, and often bites wear you would rather not be touched. So, I am convinced that 2 Timothy 4:1-4
speaks about such apostasies, which the majority of believers would never imagine affects them!
4 1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
It is really quite irrelevant what type of theology someone has been taught, the real issue is will they hold onto Christ himself within their daily lives, and be transformed into his image, then into his Kingdom?


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