Monday, September 29, 2014

Thoughts on being a Bible-believer versus a Fundamentalist

A Bible-believer must read the Bible, maintaining a dialogue with the author of it, hearing Him speak through it and the believer speaking to Him in prayer. He will change the believer's heart about sin, taking things out of him or her that God wants gone from their life so that they won’t even be interested in them anymore and adding things that He wants from the believer. The primary fallacy of fundamentalism is the humanistic belief that you have to, "get right with God," ...or come to church and, "do business with God." The Bible-believer knows that he or she is helpless to effect the kind of change by their own self-will that God can cause. I believe that this is why so many people pray a prayer, have an emotional moment, and then go away never to darken the door of a church again. You cannot by your own good intentions, your determination to do right, or your Christian guilt accomplish anything worthwhile for Christ. Fundamentalists spend so much time telling God how worthless they are that they don't hear what He is telling them through His Spirit and theirs.

John 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Psalm 119:11  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

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