I write about a lot of topics that require an in-depth look. Especially regarding false teachings, I want to help people think critically about what the word of God says compared to what those masked as followers of Christ say compared to what the world says. What we often see are wolves in sheep’s clothing presenting a false Christ and Gospel, a twisting of scripture.
Now, I understand not everyone has time to read a post more than 400-800 words. The reality is we can’t skim everything we want and feel full. We can’t live on cookie crumbs.
We live in a fast paced society. Our priorities when it comes to Bible studying and understanding more of God’s word often is put aside. I hope to encourage you all to find sound doctrine, learn from trusted pastors, men who are following Christ, and in your spare time take some time to learn some terms. Even if we know the truth, it’s going to be hard to reach others if we do not understand their perspective. Sadly, we can say the same terms and mean two completely different things.
Here’s a short example.
If I said God is love, and another person agrees, her perspective might be God is love, so all religions are the same, and God wouldn’t punish anyone. The Bible says God is love and love delights in what is true, love is just. Therefore because God is love, God is also just, and those condemned under sin will be punished for their sins. Those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ, though, their sin debt has already been paid off because Christ became the curse on the tree. Jesus took our sins on the cross, and took the wrath of God in our place. He died and resurrected, breaking the bondage of sin, and He does that for all who believe in Christ and only believe Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.
If all I say is God is love and she says, “I believe that, too!” Then we think we are walking the same path, but we clearly are not. This is also common in the blogging community, and honestly, anywhere else.
Terms matter. How we define what we mean matters. We need to listen and ask good questions, too.
There are a lot of topics I want to cover, and to cover them fully, it takes a while. But, a way for me to help people become a little more familiar with these terms can begin with this series.
The goal of Bite-Sized is to introduce you to a term or topic. Give a small summary, some key points, how it relates or does not relate to the Bible, and then a lot of resources for your own research (and mine.)
My first one will be in two weeks, it’s already written, and it’s on the Law of Attraction. There is a big topic I hope to cover one week later, and I wanted to have LOA written up for a nice reference, and hopefully another Bite-Sized on the word ”manifest.”
Are there terms, church movements (like word of faith), or other topics you would like a bite-sized summary on? Feel free to leave me some ideas.
Scripture To Memorize/Meditate On – (ESV) John 16:07-08, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.”
*To learn more about what Jesus did on the cross and why His atonement sacrifice is so needed please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
*If you do not know the Gospel, do not turn away. If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
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Christian Topics/Series Covered
Personal Blog: Peeking Beneath
Blog For Christian Women: UnAshamed Christian Housewife
Godly Men & Women I Recommend: Link To List
Resources For False Teaching: Recommended Websites For False Teachers/Teaching
Video Playlist: Christian Questions, Topics, False Teachers, Insights
Video Playlist: New Christian Believer
Video Playlist: Understanding False Teachings
Video Playlist: Sermons To Grow From