God cares about our minds.


Using the heart is part of the Christian walk, but it isn’t the only part. God gave us brains, and he intended on us using them.
For a long time Christians had a tradition of creating great thinkers. Most of the fathers of science were devout Christians.
Johannes Kepler, a German mathematician and, an astronomer, once described science as thinking God’s thoughts after him.
If our point of view is correct God created the universe, and getting to know it is learning the works of God.
But somehow that great tradition of Christian curiosity got lost, and  many think it is somehow sinful to think to deeply about anything.
When we forgot to love God with all our minds (Matthew 22:37) we hurt our witness to others.
It is hard to respect the opinions of people whom you think are less intelligent then you.

  This problem not only effects our scientific minds it negatively effects our spiritual lives as well. Many have even neglected learning about proper theology and our reasons for believing in him.  For example a few years ago a book called The Da Vinci Code had many Christians questioning their faith, but many had no idea where they could go for answers. So it resulted in Christians leaving the faith for ungrounded LIES, and DISTORTIONS! Our knowledge of our own beliefs have suffered so greatly that we either to terrified to answer the door, or converted quickly when certain people knock on our doors. This should not be! We should rejoice when God gives us the opportunity to witness to people who are in spiritual darkness.  We should be showing them the light, and not turning out the lights to hide when they knock!

We live in a culture that wants to know what our favorite Hollywood personality had for lunch, what they are wearing, and so many personal details about them the paparazzi torture them by not giving them a moment of peace.  But yet we can’t seem to bother putting in half the effort of getting to know who God really is that we put into learning where our favorite actress bought her clothes. That is wrong, the God that  created the universe is infinitely more interesting, and infinitely more worthy of worship then anyone in Hollywood!

Psalm 143 KJV – Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my – Bible Gateway

Psalm 143

King James Version (KJV)

143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

7 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

via Psalm 143 KJV – Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my – Bible Gateway.

Loving sinners, but not their sin.

Our job as Christians is to love sinners, but NOT embrace their sin! Approval of anyone’s sin, including your own is ANTI-Christian!

You can love your kids so much that you are willing to die for them even though they did something you disprove of, so where does this idea come from that if I disapprove of someone’s actions I must hate them come from?

I disapprove of their actions not because I hate them, but because I know there are negative consequences to sin, and I don’t want them hurt by it!