I continuously read a lot of posts about the God of Christianity, and it continues to cause me to be uncomfortable, at times.
So many times I ask myself the question: “How do they know?”
I understand we can draw our conclusions from what we read in the Bible, and that some have the revelation of Holy Spirit in their interpretation (SOME), but seriously…
Why do people insist on telling people the hows, whats, whens, wheres and whys of the mysterious God no one has ever had a complete and full understanding of? Why do they insist that they are ordained, or called, or prophets, telling the world the truth?
I sometimes wonder if it is simply for recognition or for some sort of gain.
Here’s my problem with this. Every time I read something from the self-proclaiming teacher, I always recognize the same pattern. That pattern is the uncertainty of themselves. If one is not certain, then I would conclude that they are the blind leading the blind! One day, they are certain that we should live under Mosaic Law, and the next day, Jesus fulfilled that Law!? One day, someone had a revelation from God. The next, it was a “misinterpretation” after the “prophesy” never came to pass. It’s endless–tongues never translated. The man or woman flopping around on the floor and calling it, “the moving of Holy Spirit”. The dates and times of Jesus coming back. The people claiming that others are either saved or not, based on their personal observation. I could go on.
As I walk along the road with the Christ I personally know, the one thing that I try to do is just, “be”. Be the hands and feet of Him–not claiming to be Him. Be the way He is speaking to my heart–not telling everyone how their heart should be. Just being, really.
People do what they do, and that is their business. Yet, I do want the reader of my words to know one thing: Your self-righteousness, while using God as your crutch, pushes people away. Most times, the non-believers do not want to be Christians because of the ways I have mentioned. They don’t want to be uncertain of themselves. They would rather not be blind, leading the blind into a place of so many uncertainties.
Only God knows the heart, and only God can lead a believer into real truth, and that “truth” is Jesus alone. “Verily”, He said so.