“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion (faith). God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.”-C.S Lewis
I often hear the word “dogmatic” being thrown out.
This word is used in a negative sense by people meaning to dominate another person with religious doctrines or belief. People often accuse others of being “dogmatic” when they are simply being upfront and honest.
It’s easy to dismiss someone you disagree with by calling them dogmatic rather than listening to what they are trying to express to you.
We all have free will and can make a choice what to believe.
The Bible is very clear that we can all choose Jesus or reject Him. It is also very clear that our choices have consequences. The principle of “what you sow you reap.” Your current decisions will affect your future reality.
Inaction also has consequences. What we refuse to accept; the truths we reject will alter our future.
Truth is unaffected by your willingness to accept it.
When one speaks it boldly this does not make him dogmatic it makes him honest. Truth is truth!
In this culture of subjective truth how can we say there is black and white truth?
Jesus said “I am the truth”
He came to Earth to make “truth” flesh and blood. Truth was no longer etched in stone but came in the form of a man. Jesus embodied truth in physical form. When Jesus died and was resurrected He gave man the gift of the Holy Spirit so these truths could be carved in our hearts and minds and become part of us.
If there is a “grey” area it is because Jesus is relational.
Truth cannot be watered down or subverted. Jesus never undermines His standard of truth. However Jesus is gracious and patient with us to work out truth in our individual lives through relationship with Him. He is gracious with each man and women to “guide you into all truth” (John 16:13)
There are true forces at work in this world! Forces of light and forces of darkness.
We often choose to forget that there is a spiritual realm. Just because we choose to forget it does not make it any less real.
God made each person unique and special. He created a masterpiece in man.
Think about your ability to love others and receive love. Think about when your heart breaks because of injustice in the world. Those attributes are God-given and part of the divine nature.
When we choose to live as we are created to be then we function how we are designed.
We cannot function as we are designed without being in right relationship with Christ Jesus.
He knows how He made us and how we are to function. When we act and function outside of how we were created we choose dysfunction. When we choose to listen to what others say about us rather than who Jesus says we are, we choose to listen to a foreign voice. A voice that never made us, doesn’t know how we are to function and whose goal is to destroy us.
Satan can not touch God because Christ has already won the victory. So he tries to destroy what God created. He works hard to destroy God’s master piece.
This is how we allow the demonic to get into our lives. Living demonically is simply living, acting and believing something that is outside of our God-given identity. It’s acting outside of our created purpose.
A automobile doesn’t make a very good rolling pin. You could slap some dough outside on the road and drive over it a couple times but those cookies will not taste very good because you are using a car instead of a rolling pin.
The issue is not with the vehicle but with how it is being used. It’s being operated outsides it’s designed function.
It’s the same with us when we operate outside the perimeters of our created purpose.
We can go our own way and listen to the enemy’s voice but in the end we will be a mangled mess just like that dough on the highway. We will be left with a gritty gross taste in our mouths.
Jesus loves you! You are His master piece. He is not against you. He doesn’t want to bring you pain or suffering. Rather He wants to bring you a future and hope (Jeremiah 29:11). He doesn’t want to rain on your parade or suppress you. He is for you and wants what is truly best for your life. You just have to take Him at His word.
Use critical thinking when addressing these truths.
But not the logic of mere man but the logic divinely given by God.
I cannot convince anyone of anything with mere logic but present the truth and trust the Holy Spirit will bring revelation to minds and hearts.
“We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.“ (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
We can fool ourselves into thinking all kinds of nonsense but the quicker we gather the facts and face the truth the sooner we move on.
Accusing people who have the heart of Christ as being “dogmatic” will not change the truth. It will merely suppress the truth in your own heart and mind.
Truth is truth no matter how much you deny it.
Reject God if you would like but know the full scope of what you are rejecting.
Jesus is Lord and God! He laid down His heavenly rights to humble Himself to live as man. He died a criminals death on the cross to pay the price for all sin. To restore us back to who He created us to be in the beginning. To bring us back to who He designed us to be.
Jesus rose from the dead, beating death! His power releasing us from dead works that keep up in a cycle of slavery and malfunction. His Spirit released to give us the power to be who we were created to be and to walk like He walked!
May the Spirits wind words bring revelation of these truth!
May you make the choice to follow the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). The very Word that fashioned, formed and moulded all life into existence: Jesus Christ!
(Read John Chapter 1!)
You are loved and made for a purpose!
Blessings in the mighty name of Jesus!
“How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.” Johnny Cash