Thursday, July 28, 2005

Chicken soup for the mind

PRECONCEPTIONS
To be able to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, we should be able to find at least two biblical references to support every belief, or discard it. To hold to a belief for any other reason is one aspect of being enslaved. That is why it is important to read the Scriptures daily. It will show us the things in our doctrinal closet that need to be discarded. Scripture says, "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind." This is a command and is therefore something we must do! This requires us to examine our traditional beliefs, our preconceptions, our prejudices, and bring every thought, idea, and mind-set to the Holy Spirit for judgment. This requires us to allow Him to delete from our theology anything that is contrary to whatever the Holy Spirit wants to do in and through us. The computer literate might think of their preconceptions as a write-protected file. If our preconceptions can make us deaf and blind to the new things of God, they also can make us deaf and dumb and blind to the truth.

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harold w weeks said...

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