Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Post Modern and/or Post Christian (Part 2)
“Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, ‘Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us, and not to the world?’”
“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you, while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.’” (John 14:16-26, NASB)
I would like to draw your attention to the fact that, as we exercise responsibility on our level, to read and study the Word of God, the Holy Spirit engages in a ministry designed to teach us and lead us into an understanding of the truth. This could very well be a factor that the average non-Christian deconstructionist has not taken into consideration and of which he/she knows nothing of.
The Word of God is “…inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NASB)
The Spirit of God will “guide you into all the truth.” (John 16:13)
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:1-4, NASB)