Amazingly Insightful

Upon occasion I come across something that is amazingly insightful. Upon occasion it just so happens that I wrote the amazingly insightful thing. I think my Anti-Itch Meditation for church this last week was one of those occasions.

I am following Lewis Sperry Chafer’s Systematic Theology and he is talking about the things that accompany salvation, what all we get with Christ. He made two points, which I elaborate on in the second part of the article.

1) You cannot expect the unbeliever to live up to the believer’s standard. Unbelievers wouldn’t understand it nor have the spiritual power to do it.
2) Positional truths are not felt. You do not feel justified, sanctified or redeemed, you believe it on faith.

However, the Church has gotten busy acting on the exact opposite of these two statements.

1) The Church is trying to use government to legislate morality.
2) The Church is teaching “believers” to experience God through senses rather than faith.

This leads to my conclusion, tying in both concepts in one blistering statement.

When the antichrist appears he will do two main things–tie in government with religion and impress people with signs and wonders. Aint it amazing that the Church, the institution created by God and entrusted with His Word, is doing more to facilitate the antichrist’s designs than the world is? Highly ironic and quite frankly, it makes me sick.


5 thoughts on “Amazingly Insightful”

  1. That was very insightful. I agree with you completely. As to the first point: I think too many Christians now try to get others to obey God without actually obeying him themselves. Too many thing that banning abortion and homosexual sex will cure all of the evils of the western world. They are sadly mistaken.

    I think the second of Mr. Chafer’s points is also very important and applies in many ways to the modern Church. There is a greater emphasis than should be on “feeling” saved and not on being saved the Biblical way.

    God bless you.


  2. Sir!

    Just wanted to say that I read your blog from time to time, and it’s really refreshing to see a Christian who takes the hysteria out of religion.

    I’m not religious myself, but it’s good to know that some religious people think that Lord and Law should be separate entities. Trying to force someone to share in your morality is a fool’s game. But don’t take any criticism in that (being a preacher and all): you preach to the converted…

    I don’t really post. I went through a phase. Ahem. But if you do have a look at mine, please don’t think I have no morals. I maintain a lot of Christian values, regardless of my faith, or lack thereof.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. David, I see it as walking by sight rather than faith. The Church has found that it is hard to live by faith, much easier to pick a visible object with a visible outcome rather than stick with God who isn’t seen nor ever done with you! So the Church has given up doing fiath related things and instead focuses on overturning Roe v. Wade, boycotts, suing over stones with 10 COmmandments on them, etc. It’s not why we are here!

    John, thanks! Feel free to stop by and comment whenever you like. I’m here for ya!

  4. I totally disagree! I’m starting an anti-anti-itch petition and am going to get people to shut you down!

    Just kidding. I completely agree and think it’s very well put.

  5. Josh, don’t scare me like that. The power of boycotts is never resisted. So glad you were just kidding.

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