Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. –George Mueller
Apparently, people don’t like it if you disagree with them on facebook. Leaders whom I have followed, who have prayed over me, whose books I have bought, don’t seem to like it if you dare to disagree with them over one facebook post, they then go so far as to look through this blog to find things they can disagree with. I lead a men’s group where the only person who speaks in tongues, who believes in prophecy, is me. But I don’t become defensive and attack the other men in my group for not believing in such things, nor do we argue and fight over political issues. Being mature in Christ, we accept that we have differing views on such things, but our relationship as brothers in Christ triumphs over our disagreements. It always seems to be charismatic leaders who can’t accept other’s disagreeing with them, and who always come up with the defence of Matthew 7, accusing the other person of being judgemental. It’s a very sad day when someone posts something on facebook, and cannot accept someone disagreeing with them.
One of the issues that seems to affect many Christians is the inability to think Biblically. This seems to go hand in hand with our knowledge of the Bible. As an example, the world has Mother’s day, Father’s day, memorial day, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s day, amongst others. But what do these celebrations have to do with Jesus and why would the Church recognize these? You might say these are minor things, but then you find out that single people often feel they aren’t appreciated or recognized in the Church. Valentine’s day, Mother’s day and father’s day don’t recognize single people, and go along with worldly values where only certain people can have a ‘day’ named after them. We then have Pastor’s appreciation month, but I get no recognition as an IT professional. Now I don’t look for, or need recognition, and as Luke 17:10 says ‘So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ So why would the Church go along with worldly things ? It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Mother’s day and Father’s day and Valentines day ensure that cards are bought, presents are bought, restaurants are filled, but Jesus is not glorified. Have we become friends with the world ? What does it mean to think biblically about such things.