There are some that disagree with what I say and they should! I seem to always have a different view of most topics. Those who listen to others and do not consider if what they say is really true or not end up with distorted ideas about what is true and what is not true. So when you read my posts please consider whether or not what I say is true. You owe it to yourself to look at both sides of the issue. That is to say, do not think that I am wrong just because I have said something that you have never heard before, or that seems to be against what you have accepted as truth. Test what I say with the Word of God.
We Christians are like sheep. We have been taught not to question the one who leads the service and this has caused many to have a distorted view of Scripture and the world. We who are like sheep should believe only The Shepard and not other sheep. That includes me as I am also only a sheep.
It is wrong not to question anyone who claims to be a Shepard. If we do not it does make their job easer, but should their job be easy? If you believe it should then perhaps you might ask yourself at what cost should their job be made easy? No man knows everything and all men make mistakes so you would be wrong to believe a man, or believe in a man enough to accept what he says as truth without question.
I post what seems right to me. I am not teaching. Do not accept what I say, but at the same time do not discount what I say without careful thought. If you see error in what I have said then you owe me, and those who also have read my view, a comment explaining where I have erred. I will consider your view and I will comment on it. I will try to see as you do, but if I do not I will say so. Perhaps you will be right and I will just not be able to understand, but those who read both comments have a better chance of reaching truth in the matter.
This Blog would not be as important to the people of God if we obeyed Scripture.
Scripture says that when we come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. This is found in 1 Corinthians chapter fourteen.
When we come together in today’s Church service there is only one that speaks. No true leader wants to be wrong about anything that he teachers, but no leader understands perfectly so all those who consider themselves experts error in some things that they teach. It puts a heavy burden on the leader that wants to lead as he believes God would have him when it is impossible to do so because he does not understand completely and not every revelation comes from him.
The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. But this can be and is carried to far when the only one speaking is the leader and He will not allow anyone to interrupt the sermon. Actually a leader that is following the Bible would encourage active participation in the service.
A proper church service is a large Bible study where anyone who feels led by the Holy Spirit has the opportunity to speak. Then when a nonbeliever comes in he would see that all believed and that God is in all, not just one: just as the Bible says in First Corinthians 14:24&25.
(1 Cor 14:26 NIV) “What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.” Because this is not the way a meeting is conducted today the Church is weak.
Because the Church as a whole has decided that they know better than God how a service should be conducted we are stuck with Blogs like this, where you can say what you think and we all can read and consider it and if the Spirit leads anyone else to say something it will be allowed as well. Kind of an electronic Church, but flawed because it is written and thoughts can not sometimes be conveyed as clearly when written as when spoken. However it does give us time to think before we write.
The truth is that I wish that God had chosen someone better qualified than I am to write this Blog, but He didn’t so we are all stuck with me. Try to overlook my flaws and only consider the truth of what I say; or try to say. Thanks in advance.