In the realm of spirituality most “Christians” believe that if you confess your belief in Jesus and follow him in the Love of God; that is all that is necessary for them to fellowship with you.
This is the way of emotion with no understanding in the knowledge of God’s Love. Something Paul counted important enough to specially pray that the Israelites may receive an increase in knowledge and depth of insight in the Love of God. (Philippians 1:9)
In Christianity the emphasis of coming to know God by his love is more emotionally desired than of having a true understanding of his way of life, his truth and his teaching of The Way to true spiritual living.
This has caused the word of God, (The Holy Bible Auth.KJV) to be miss-taught in over 34,000 different Christian doctrines. (World Christian Encyclopedia)
They’re still fellowshipping but telling lies. Some are telling lies and re-inventing the bible to make it support their erroneous doctrine; as exampled by The Jehovah’s Witnesses.
But they, JW’s, are so blatant in their miss-representation of scripture that most everyone can see it and avoid it. Not all doctrines are so obvious and the error creeps in slowly and before you know it, Bam! You’re hooked. 34,000 different doctrines; All claiming to believe in the same Jesus as we all, yet some, JW’s included, write their own version of the Bible.
This is why Paul was so praying for the churches in Philippians that if it be God’s will, may they increase in the knowledge and depth of insight in the Love of God… They were all quarreling over which of the churches they go to for guidance, all claiming that their own church is the one teaching the right stuff. Paul quickly quelled their miss-understandings which causeth the divisions among those who claimed to be of The Faith of Jesus; saying there is no division in Christ Jesus, in Him we are all one. Elsewhere in I Cor. 1:9 Paul expresses a need for unity in the Mind and Judgment of God.
Once you are hooked into believing that emotional belief is (better because it is not too rigid of a living structure, as opposed to making sure every one believes the same exact doctrine; teaches the same doctrine; accepts the same doctrine; lives the same doctrine…all they are trying to do is Love one another and let God work on their hearts to make them what he wants of them to be like. After all it’s all in God’s hands.
Before you get stuck in that mold, think again. All of our sins that we commit to are based on our desire to satisfy either a “worries, riches and/or pleasure.” The Emotional desires!!
These in time devastate our lives and we realize we need more than just emotions; we need understanding to give us a firm foundational stance in the Lord. Many people who are given the Blessed Holy Spirit of God, and know His salvation by the new-birth, so wonderfully experienced; later worry that they have lost it because they have lost the feeling so evident of God’s forgiveness, given when they first believed. A true understanding of God’s Way of doctrine will eliminate the doubt lack of understanding generates.
The church-body in Christ is in need of understanding and depth of insight so that they can recognize each other. Many wolves in sheeps clothing are lurking in the church-congregation. As we enter into the final steps of the end-times, knowing how to “test the spirits” will become more and more significant to our continued safety in a world gone crazy in the search for killing Christians.
The church-organization today doesn’t know how to be of one mind, one judgment…are you a Baptist? Why aren’t you a Presbyterian? Or a Lutheran? Why aren’t you just a Christian?
You are not a discerning Christian, simply because you have accepted your churches doctrine which is different than the other churches. Yet Paul, in all of his epistles but one, always addresses All who believe in Christ Jesus, and exhorts them to be of one Mind (the mind of Jesus – knowing his thought, will, and emotion. I Cor. 2:16), and one judgment.
You, if you claim to believe in Jesus, claim to walk in his love, you NEED to know His Mind and his Judgment!!!
The prophetic teaching of prophecy is given to Believers! but most of you will not accept it. It is too analytical, too know it all, too judgmental…all excuses you give for not changing or growing.
Wisdom does not come from surrendering your will to God, but from finding the loving and truthful alternatives to the reasons for your sins; sins being committed, keep you from looking, finding and choosing to submit to the Agape Love revealed to you by the Holy Ghost, so that you may acknowledge it, do it and be transformed by it. Thereby acquiring the knowledge firsthand on How to: “cast the plank out of thine own eye first, and then, cast the speck out of your brothers eye.”