Ungodly Counsel

When Christians take to heart ungodly counsel, they begin to have more trouble discerning the leading of God. Then, human interpretations of Scripture creep in, and a downward spiral begins. Unfortunately, there is a lot of ungodly counsel from the “news,” from schools, from movies, from TV shows, from music, from museums, from parks, and from other false prophets.

When something is taken to heart, it’s added to the inner worldview of the person. Sometimes, conflicts arise in worldviews. This is neurotic. It’s known as internal inconsistency, and internal inconsistencies often persist for a lifetime. When God speaks, faith comes. Faith is certain, and is always based on what God is saying. At the same time, the inner worldview is giving a vision. Then decisions have to be made. Will you lean on your own understanding or acknowledge the utterance of God? Whichever you decide to follow becomes your master.

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Judges 21:10-24

Judges 21:10-24 is a favorite of Atheists and skeptics–also Christians who want to do what they want to do. It tells about human thinking, not God’s commands.

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Avoid This Logic

Avoid this kind of logic. We should follow the entire Bible. I have found some verses that I don’t understand. Therefore following the entire Bible means disregarding any part of the Bible I don’t agree with.

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When You Read Scripture

When you read Scripture, stand in God’s presence and ask Him to reveal to you what’s wrong in your life and what He wants from you. Don’t try to find Scriptures that you can twist to support your poor decisions.

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Darkness for Light

Here are the rules. The people who love evil can do evil. If you call that evil “evil” in a general statement, then those who love evil will search for something that is wrong with you personally. When they find something, they will become very judgmental and moralistic. Message control is everything to them. That’s because they love darkness and hate light. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

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Judgment

God has one way that He allows humans to judge themselves and others. By the Holy Spirit, each of us is able to discern good and evil, choosing the good. We can and do know. The Holy Spirit is able to bring us to repentance (a new mind). The battle is for the mind. This is how anyone can be born again. This is the process by which each born-again person can overcome the sinful nature–by the Holy Spirit. When dealing with others, the Holy Spirit may lead us to deliver each other from sin through comfort, building up in Christ, teaching, admonition, or encouragement (exhortation). This form of judgement, whether concerning self or others, is for deliverance from the sinful human nature.
 
The fallen human nature loves to judge others. It even likes to condemn itself sometimes. This is because the self is sold into sin. (Romans 7:14) Satan is the king of the fleshly nature. He is the accuser. The fleshly nature loves to accuse. It loves to compare and cause divisions. (2 Corinthians 10:12)
 
However, we have been bought with the price of the blood of Jesus Christ. If we will receive it, we are not only pardoned, but Christ is imparted to us. (Romans 8:10, Romans 8:18, 2 Corinthians 4:6-7, Galatians 1:15-16, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 4:19, Ephesians 3:17, Colossians 1:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 John 4:2-3, 2 John 1:7) We all have a fallen human nature. There is no one who isn’t tempted, drawn away by his or her own fleshly desires. (James 1:14) The fallen human nature can’t be reformed. It can’t do any righteousness at all. Any self-generated righteousness is as filthy rags. The Christ in us cannot do any sin. He is holy and incapable of sin. (1 John 3:9)
 
When we judge each other or our own selves in a fleshly way, we are judging Christ in us. We are failing to discern the Body of Christ. In the process of walking with Christ, He is being formed in us. This is a process of building up. King James Version calls it “edification.” From here forward, we are to know ourselves and each other after the spirit and not after the fleshly nature. (2 Corinthians 5:16)
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Division

Divisions in the Church are caused any time we go beyond what God is saying. The human mind seems to automatically fill in the blanks and make assumptions that add to Scripture, but the Holy Spirit will guide and teach us if we stand in His Presence.

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:20-21

When we consider that Secularists are limited to claims based on assumptions just because they deny Divine revelation and refuse to listen to God, we realize that we, as Christians, are also limited whenever we add to (or take from) what God says. We are so good at rationalizing away certain portions of Scripture or going beyond what it said. Often, translations of the Bible (including KJV) make decisions that blur the meanings of words. However, we have the original text, and more importantly, we have the Holy Spirit to lead us.

And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: but their minds were closed. For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:13-14

Pride and dogmatism are a huge problem in the Church. Only the Holy Spirit can solve this. The Church will be joined together and brought into God’s pattern by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. He alone will We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

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Made-up Stories versus Divine Revelation

In spite of the odds against Evolutionism, an Evolutionist is still able to make up stories that explain how everything we see now came into being without the Almighty God Who created all things. When it comes to the details, they can just say, “We don’t fully understand that yet, but science will show us how that happened.” The human mind can rationalize anything. Yet, God is real. Everyone who follows Christ knows that because they know Him.

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Magical Thinking

There is certainly a lot of magical thinking that goes into the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man story. Every so-called evidence is based on either made-up stories or else assumptions. The assumptions come out the the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man worldview, making the entire thought process circular. Yet, we see Jesus. Hebrews 2:9 The Holy Spirit leads and teaches every follower of Christ moment by moment. One of the things the Holy Spirit teaches everyone who follows Christ is that the Bible is the Word of God without error and that He speaks through Scripture.

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