March 4, 2015

Was The Apostle Paul Calling Christians Stupid?

In Genesis 6:6, God "repented" that he ever made man. Repent, means to have a change of mind. This statement by our Creator says a lot. 

In Luke's account of the life of Jesus, he mentions that our Lord said, "For the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light." Luke 16:6 

Both of these statements tell a story about "believers". I used to wonder why our Lord would say these things. Having been in ministry for sometime, I now know.

The Bible says that, "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I have discovered that believers don't want the truth. When faced with the truth, you are forced to accept responsibility, but too many believers don't want this either.

The American 'Church' is bound with a host of issues, from the pulpit to the pews. However, the saddest of all this is so many allow themselves to be, well, "bewitched". 

The apostle Paul put it like this, "After all, you think you are so wise, but you enjoy putting up with fools! You put up with it when someone enslaves you, takes everything you have, takes advantage of you, takes control of everything, and slaps you in the face." 2 Corinthians 11:19-20. 

Here, Paul was making a statement about not only the spiritual state of believers, but their mental state as well. Like a woman with battered wife syndrome too many believers run back to these types of "Church leaders", and treat them like "rock stars". 

Short of calling Christians stupid, Paul in vs 20 says in so many words, I'm sorry I didn't have enough heart to take advantage of you, too. 

In chapter 5 of my book, Clever Lies and Assumptions, I ask the question, Is the Lord your shepherd, or is your shepherd your Lord? 

Joseph Mattera breaks it down and makes it plain in his article, "7 Reasons Why Some Believers Follow Rock Star Pastors". 

The title of his article is easy to the eye, but as you read you will soon discover that he calls it as it really is. From believers being dysfunctional to the issue of low self-esteem. 

In this article, you will know the truth. What you do with it is a whole different story. Click here to read his article.

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