Friday, April 11, 2008

...Truce?

Why does it seem that there's such a huge split between the "intellectual" church and the "sensational" church?

Jesus said "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and strength." Shouldn't we do both? Seems to make sense to me...

God is a God of balance, He balances His wrath of judgment and His mercy of forgiveness in the person of Christ, by which He satisfies both.

We need to study and understand the Bible, "meditating on it" constantly, as Biblically prescribed, but also have a deep, loving personal connection with Christ and our fellow believers, also as prescribed Biblically. The two aren't mutually exclusive, and it's time we stop treating them as such.

Aside from that, look what happens when we focus only on one extreme... we get the legalism which makes us hypocrites in one field, and the sensationalism that spawns the prosperity gospel in another... neither of which is Biblical!

Balance is key, both reason and feeling, discernment and heart, judgment and compassion... that is what it means to be Christian.

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