My Faith Tree: Know The Truth

Know The Truth, It’s Up To You

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Christians make mistakes.  Sometimes they are aware of them and sometimes they are not.

When we become Christians an amazing transformation begins to take place as God starts to work in us to perfect us.  But until we are with Him in eternity, we are not perfect yet.  It is an ongoing process. It is not completed just yet.  He is perfecting me – but I am not perfected.

The glorious truth is, as far as God is concerned, when he looks at me, He sees Jesus – and Jesus is perfect.

I am bringing this to your attention because, there are many christian voices we can hear today.  The internet can let anyone and everyone share their thoughts and their opinions.

Even this, less than perfect gal, in Australia who’s blog you are reading.

The internet and social media has given a huge platform to let the message of God’s love be heard and I am thankful for the technology.

Yet, lets not become sponges that absorb everything that crosses our news feed.

Not everything that glitters is gold, even if a popular christian is sharing it.

Even the bible teaches that darkness can masquerade as light.

But I will keep on doing what I am doing, in order to undercut those who want an opportunity to be regarded as our equals in the things they boast about. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their actions. 2 Corinthians 11:12-15

So, yes, I am going to be bold and say, there are Christians with a very large influence on social media who are not necessarily declaring the truth of God’s word.  What they say sounds good, reasonable and even peaceable, in the world’s eyes. Some even use some bible verses.

I do not believe many are doing it out of a sinister motivation.  I actually think the opposite.  I think they love God and desire to follow Him with all of their heart.  I believe they desire this for other Christians too.

I think it simply, or complicatedly, highlights the spiritual struggle and battle that is going on.  Even in the church.  Especially in the church.

If Satan can cause the church to be confused or conflicted, then he weakens the power she should be operating in.

We have to make sure that EVERYTHING we read, process, think or believe is found in the Word of God.

Read books from the local christian book shop, follow Christian leaders on facebook or Instagram or whatever the latest social media fad is, but never ever take it as gospel.

Never take it as gospel, unless it is actually found in the gospel.

For it is in the gospel we find the Truth.  We find Jesus.  The more we get to know Jesus, the more we get to know the Truth – for he IS truth personified.

However, once you meet Him, don’t then walk away from the gospel!

I fear that as we walk away from the practice of being in His word, then the message our life exudes is diluted.  It becomes weak and flavourless.

We need to stay in His word, we need to search it, read it and let it challenge and change us.  We need to let it comfort us and care for use.

Then shine out His love to the world around you, from that position.

YOU are responsible for spending time with Jesus and learning about Him.  YOU are responsible for praying and searching through the things it teaches.

Please be an active in seeking the truth.

 

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About Megan

Megan, is a wife and mum living in Western Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Primary teaching and teaches as a music specialist. Her passion is Jesus and her love for writing about Him and for Him took her by surprise. She is author of My Faith Tree where she shares her faith and encourages readers to live faithfully following Jesus and seek to leave a legacy of faith for generations to come. You can follow her on the social media platforms listed below.

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