Sunday, November 12, 2017
Friday, November 03, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Considering the ideas from the book I referred to, (remembering that I have not completed the book, but am in the section where they are analyzing the problem) there are several results that I think should be mentioned.
· Each movement of God begins with a revelation of a truth. So, someone sees this truth with greater clarity. And often, someone believes that the practice of this truth should become the number one priority. The movement begins, as some move forward with this new revelation, and some decide that the status quo needs to be maintained.
God seeks to restore his family to its original design. Each successive revelation should further renew his design, and propel his people forward. It should position his people to complete his vision for the world. So, we need to remain true to the Father, and receive each revelation. It needs to be accepted, assimilated, and practiced.
· But we cannot forget truth that is already revealed. Often, people get so enamored with the new revelation, they ignore what is in their foundation. All of God’s truth needs to be obeyed. All of God’s truth is an expression of God’s nature, and are steps toward completing his purposes.
And God has revealed his priorities. We must practice the new, the foundational, and be certain to keep God’s priorities.
· No matter what movement, whether accepting the latest, greatest, or not, we need to remember:
1. No one obeys God perfectly;
2. God loves and accepts all of his children, equally, completely, and enthusiastically.
3. Each one in God’s family must love and accept in each one in God’s family.
- To give his allegiance to the Father, Son and Spirit;
- To be united with God’s family;
- To be restored to God’s original design for people. (Or, if you prefer, to be transformed into the image of Christ.)