The Gospel of Accommodation
Just turn on your Sunday network or Christian TV channels and you will find an array of pastors, ministers and preachers giving you their take on what God has for you. It’s quite amazing that the gospel is a business that has given wealth to many a “preacher of the Word”. Or a self-proclaimed prophet that has heard God speaks to them to give you a “message”. Kind of like an in general message –but so can a psychic too.
“Buy my book and CD set” and you will unlock what God is saying in his scriptures.
How many times have you heard that?
Then you hear the person say, “With God there is Victory” over all your problems. Hmmmm, but where does it say you won’t go through trials and that you may not see victory. You will see defeat and maybe isolation, you may not hear God in those times either, there’s nothing in stone that says your life is going to be always victorious, in fact it’s gonna stink at times. It’s gonna be hard, sad, angry, disappointed! Jesus did not promise an easy life. He promised that He would be with us.
But the preachers have you coming back to them for that leaning that you will do, depending on what they say to make you feel good again, that’s the Gospel of Accommodation it’s luring you in for more, because it meets your needs.
Only Jesus can meet your needs, we look to Him only, focus on Him my friends!
I spent a lot of years reading and studying what “other” so called Christian teachers and theologians have to say when reading the Bible. It’s quite amazing the different interpretations that you can get. Some are convicting, some are life altering and some have the most amazing history knowledge to share, but some…. some are down right way off, putting yet again their spin on it.
So guard your mind.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
So while you are searching for something to make you feel good or make you smarter in the word than your Christian friends remember where you must go directly, that’s to Jesus in prayer and directly to the Bible as the Holy Spirit will guide your mind to God’s truth, where all will be revealed to you, as you need it.
Lastly I must say with all hope, let all you ingest into your mind be good and holy that’s where God’s word lives.
Not in people
Not in books
But always in God.
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