Sunday, August 30, 2009

In Total Agreement?

This post might be a little all over the place… I’ve a few things I want to say. First let me warn you that since classes are starting next week for me I probably won’t be posting often… Hopefully I will find time but seeing as I find it hard to maintain 4 classes without dropping one I have a feeling I’m going to be really frazzled.


I came across someone who felt that if all Christians have the same Holy Spirit in them then they should agree on everything pertaining to Jesus, God and The Way. Honestly, this threw me for a few days along with a few other things and because of these things my spirit ached. But while reading in Romans in chapter 14 I saw that Paul was telling the believers in Rome not to argue amongst themselves about what is ok to eat and what is not. A little further on, he tells them not to argue about which days are holy. Where in the Bible does it say that all believers once they accept the Holy Spirit will agree on everything? Nowhere. In fact, Paul is constantly telling believers in Rome, Corinth and Philippi to please agree with one another. Why do this unless there was dissension? (Romans 14:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:10, Philippians 4:2)

Once someone accepts the Holy Spirit into their heart, yes, their life will be changed. However, it doesn’t mean they know everything right then and there. We have a lot of learning and growing to do. All believers are at a different level of their faith and all grow at different paces. People don’t become robots when they become believers; they still have their own opinions. People who have opinions clash with other people who have opinions. Ephesians 4:22-24 says that we need to let the Holy Spirit change our thoughts and attitudes. He will teach us and help us to be more like God. This is difficult! It doesn’t take one day, one week or even 50 years. We will always make mistakes in this life. We aren’t perfect, but the Bible says to aim for perfection.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, and live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.” -1 Corinthians 13:11

Another thing I wanted to get off my chest... I Love Jesus. LOVE Him. He is MY (and everyone elses) Savior. If you love someone ALOT then wouldn't you fight for them? Even in a regular relationship? Someone says a lie about your boyfriend or girlfriend or bestfriend you would stick up for them and fight for them, right? Right. Well guys. I'm fighting for My God. Someone told me certain things, about Calvinism, that aren't true. It messed me up for a few weeks and actually had me doubting the Bible and what it said about God's character. It honestly seemed hopeless and I was very nearly convinced that my God was mean and unloving. Creating a group of people specifically to send them to hell? Ouch. As I said above, this really made my spirit ache. Especially when I would read verses about how Jesus came to save The World. Not just a couple people. The world. So I fought for the God I believed and trusted for the last 6 years. I fought for Him because I love Him very much. He is the one who I cried to over breakups. He is also the one I yelled at because of the breakup. He was patient with me while I had my little tantrum and then He opened my eyes. I knew the relationship was sour and not good for me, I just didn't want to accept it. He waited until I did and then helped me to get over the boy. His Word comforted me when I felt my heart being ripped out of my chest. He was always there. The very least He deserves is me fighting for Him when all seems lost. Darrin, Melanie and I searched scripture and prayed on it and we found the Truth. Everyone is chosen. But each one of us as individuals are given the choice to follow Jesus. Simple. Truth. Love.

Ok. I'm dont ranting lol. Hope to post again soon. ❤✟❤