Spiritual growth comes through humility under the lash

9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. Job 2:9-10 (NASB) 

There is a form of Christianity prevalent in post-modern America that has an incredible hold on some people to the point their conception of God is that He is little more than a vending machine or a kindly grandfather who would never hurt anyone. I speak, of course, of all forms of Christianity that are man-based….

Man-based “Christianity” that looks at God this way is held by people who have no patience for theology. Instead, they rely on their own conception of God based within the limits of their ability to reason. For instance, their conception of God is that He is too good to be unfair. Then, of course, their conception of what is fair and unfair enters into their reasoning. The end result is that, since God does not seem to come through the same for all people, then the problem must be with the people themselves. If one person is not healed while some are, then those who are not healed must not have enough faith because God is fair and would not leave anyone in sickness while healing others.

The problem with this is that these people are placing limits on God based upon their own reason. They teach a theology based upon fairness and equality for all. We see in coming into the visible Church today in the form of “Woke Christianity” which is a form of Social Justice. This is, of course, based in Cultural Marxism. Is this Biblical? I know that my answer here will get me into some hot water with some people, but that is not what is important. The truth is imperative. No, there is not one form of man-based “Christianity” that is Biblical. In fact, any conception of God that is not based on the whole counsel of God, His Word, is not Biblical.    View article →