Commentary By: Gordon King
Satan and his demons seek to destroy all the workings of God Almighty. Theirs is to steal, kill, and destroy!
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.“
This is what is now happening in the world today, not only in the secular world but also in the world of believers. Satan is attempting to break apart the church of God, to tear it down, to destroy it! He is causing division in the church and bringing disharmony and discontent among believers.
I am witnessing it first hand, with people claiming to be true believers in Jesus Christ attempting to tear down my faith, and making false claims against me! However, I am strong in my faith and beliefs of Jesus Christ, and no man or demon will separate me from God Almighty! And even if my faith weakens, the Lord will keep me under the shelter of His mighty wings, for I am a child of God!
As believers in Jesus Christ we must be very careful in what we say and how we say it, especially when it comes to other believers. We are children of the Most High God of the universe, but so are they! If we worship the same God, then we should treat each other with respect, forgiveness, mercy, and kindness.
So why is it then that there is so much division in the church? Why do some believers attempt to bring down low the faith of another believer? What I can tell you is that it is not from God! It is neither holy, righteous, or pure, nor is it the will of our Father in heaven.
Our Father’s desire is for us to treat each other out of the love in our hearts, with dignity and respect for one another. His will is for us not to tear down faith, but to build it up! To encourage one another, to carry each others burdens, just as Christ has done for us.
No, condemning another believer whether he or she is right or wrong in some belief of scripture is not godly, but satanic! While having a discussion about scripture is a good thing, something we should all be doing, it is not the same if done from the wrong spirit. We should teach and instruct from the goodness of our heart, not out of anger or frustration. It should be done from love and with love. And if we continue to stand firm in our belief, then so be it! We should agree to disagree and not become irate. There are many beliefs which determine our eternal destiny, our salvation, yet there are many more which do not.
While it may be our first reaction to act defensively out of anger and frustration, it is not the godly thing to do. Yet, this is exactly how the world acts, with knee jerk reactions. We must be more like God, more Christ-like. Even for myself, I sometimes find that I want to come out fighting, yet my spirit tells me no! It tells me to act out of love, to be respectful, and to be kind. This isn’t always the easiest thing to do, yet it is the godly thing to do!
We must all be aware of just how we are treating other believers, we must be sensitive to the faith and beliefs that they hold. This does not mean that we cannot disagree or present our beliefs from a scriptural view, of course we can and we should. However, we must do so with the heart and mind of God. Anything else is of the flesh, it is satanic, unholy, unrighteous, and unpure!
The church of God Almighty is being attacked from without and from within, it is being inundated with false beliefs and practices. But, as the body of Christ, we must hold fast and firm in our walk with God. We must unite as one body, as the body of Christ! We are His and He is ours.
I believe that if two believers who disagree on scriptural teachings, and they come to odds with each other, that is to say that they are tearing down each others faith and discouraging each other, then they should part ways. It does the believer and the church no good for them to continue bashing each other over the head!
What should matter is the holiness and sanctity of Jesus Christ, knowing that He is God, that He was born of a virgin, that He died on the cross, was resurrected from the dead, and that He now sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven. That He is the only way to heaven, and that the only way to be saved is by repenting of your sins and accepting Him as your Lord and Savior! Amen. These things are essential to being a believer, these things cannot be argued about, they are what they are, just as God is who He is! Any other belief and you are not a Christian.
There are those in the world who want to pick a fight, those who want nothing more than to argue. Time is precious, and our time should best be spent for the Lord. Instead of fighting we should be doing His work, performing His will, and leading the lost to salvation! I do my best to allow everyone to make comments, however, when I see that someone only wants to argue then I will stop posting their comments. It takes away from the time I have to share the good news of Jesus Christ!
I was not commissioned by God to start this blog for the sake of argument, but for the sake of helping those lost in the world and for the sake of encouragement to believers. If you feel discouraged by what I write, if you feel that I am misleading or misguiding, then please do not read this blog. I am not twisting anyone’s arm to read anything that I have written, nor am I forcing anyone to believe what I believe, yet I do with all of my heart!
God Almighty has given me the authority to begin and continue on with this blog. It was He who told me to do so, and I will continue on as my Lord has told me to do, all according to His will. If I do anything less than I am rebelling against God! I am not here to please man, but God.
Listen to the Spirit of the Lord! Follow the leading and the guiding of the Holy Spirit within. Keep your heart and your mind on the things of heaven up above. Do not allow the teachings of the world to infiltrate your mind and your heart.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!