What’s Our Source For Thinking And Living?

“for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ. We are also ready to punish every act of disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete. You are looking at outward appearances. If anyone is confident that he belongs to Christ, he should reflect on this again: Just as he himself belongs to Christ, so too do we.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-7 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/2co.10.4-7.NET


Arrogance is pride, conceit, and presumption that we know and are the best. Many Christians tend to be arrogant regarding the ways and will of God, thinking they know what pleases Him without knowing His Word, where He reveals His will explicitly. When we say things like, ‘I think’ or ‘I believe’ and ‘I feel,’ we demonstrate this arrogance, mainly when these statements concern moral and ideological issues of our day. The Christian should say ‘God says’ or ‘God’s Word states’ when considering how to think and live in response to today’s moral issues. Too many Christians take the media and the university perspective, finding them to be the more accurate and wiser source over God on topics like sexuality, gender, abortion, identity, and origin. Christians are far too ignorant of God’s Word and far too familiar with the world’s marketing about what is right and wrong. The Christian, like the Apostle, uses God’s word because that is where we find absolute and ultimate truth to reflect upon and then live according to humanity’s moral requirements. God’s word is what the Christian uses to counter the arguments of the day, taking all thoughts captive to the obedience of Jesus’ commands. The goal of the Christian is to love God most, demonstrated by loyal obedience to His will as recorded in His word, regardless of what is popular or promoted by the world.

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