I’ve been typing my mind and my heart on this blog for almost three years. It began from a journey of having my mind blown by the things I learned that were never taught to me sitting in the pews of a church. With a figurative fire lit in my soul, I developed a passion and yearning for deep understanding of my faith and deep connection with God according to His Word. I wanted to share with whoever would read this blog the things that I concluded weren’t being taught or understood accurately.
I’m aware most people don’t have the luxury of time to look through this whole blog for whatever jewels or nuggets of wisdom you can find on it. So I decided to do something which I hope will be helpful to you. I’m going to link you to the posts I’ve written that I truly believe will give you the most important things you need to know as a Christian to be more authentic in your faith. I think this will also kind of give you more of a window into my mind in how I look at scripture when I’m reading and then deciding to write things to you on here.
Most important things you need to know
As Christians we need to have a scriptural mindset in how we think, how we act, and how we understand the world around us. “Christians Don’t Fall in Love” is a very good example of having that scriptural mindset, and can hopefully set a foundation for you of thinking scripturally rather than culturally.
Scripture is very complex, which I’m sure you probably already know that. Often when people interpret scripture they have a tendency to assume certain pronouns automatically refer to Christians as a whole, which that’s not always the case. Sometimes people are referring to themselves; to someone they’re speaking to, etc. I’m hoping to do more context 101 posts in the future, but this will give you a good understanding of pronoun designation, and help you carefully know more what is being directed to you as a Christian.
Admittedly some of these tips I wrote on this post a year ago are a bit redundant, but this post will be great in emphasizing to you to make sure to see the main point of what scripture is stating about things. Our beliefs should always be based on all of what scripture states, not on the basis of one verse likely out of context.
If you grew up going to church or watching televangelists on TV, at one point you were probably taught it’s necessary that you apply everything you read to your life. But the truth is you can’t apply everything in scripture to your life, which is okay. There are numerous things in scripture that are directly applied to you as a Christian. This post will help you more to let Scripture be the boss.
Finally, this post will really help you in showing how we should interpret scripture. You probably grew up thinking you had to figure out what things mean by coming to your own subjective ideas and putting them into the text. I will show you that scripture seems to condemn that. God would appear to rather want you to stick to as close to what scripture states as possible in your understanding of scripture, and thus enhance your understanding of your faith.
If you drill these lessons in your mind, I believe you’ll have the same mind blowing eye opening experience I have been having in my journey with these things I’ve learned and written on in this blog. I’m looking forward to sharing more interesting things I discover with you in the near future.
Peace to all those who are in Christ.