The other day I watched an amazing video of one of God’s best creations. It was a lovely black lab who “adopted” a litter of abandoned kittens and literally nursed them back to health. Remarkable feline and canine connected. I’ve pondered that change in species; the DNA differences, it’s a paradigm shift to see a dog nursing kittens and plucking them lovingly from danger.
That same day I watched a group of people in the name of my Jesus; taunt, mock and judge a grieving family at a military funeral in Washington D.C.
That is not what Jesus taught. If Jesus was still in human form would he link arms with that bashing, insulting “preacher” most definitely not. Did Jesus ever go to a funeral and taunt the grieving? Where is this example in scripture? It basically isn’t so how can they claim this action in the name of Jesus.
Last week I listened to someone extolling the virtues of an extra marital affair. She claimed the Lord brought this person into her life to make her happy; despite being married to her husband. Basically saying this “home wrecker” was an answer to prayer. Really? I looked for justification in the scriptures for extramarital relations and I couldn’t find it there either. Why was she giving Jesus the credit for this introduction? Can you picture it? Jesus saying to the Woman at the Well, “Oh yeah and here’s a number for another guy for you to check out despite your being married?
That is not what Jesus taught. Basically Jesus is being hijacked.
” For I am the Lord, I do not change’ Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.” In like manner Hebrews 13:8 says: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
It would seem in order to lend credibility to our beliefs, passions and desires we hijack the Jesus from the scriptures and morph him into something that justifies behavior, attitudes or actions. We use Jesus as an endorsement for our thinking no matter how unscriptural it is.
While a dog can change its nurturing habits it can’t change its nature it is still a dog.
God often changes his nurturing habits. Sometimes he loves us with tough love, sometimes he blesses us beyond belief. His nature doesn’t ever change “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” He is a changeless God.
I am the Lord, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6)
The Bible speaks to his character and his nature. The Bible is also called the Living Word of God. God is changeless. So is his Word.
We run a huge risk at morphing Jesus to justify us. When we change the nature of God, we change his character which in turn pulls us from the TRUTH of the scriptures that govern our lives. We then are governing our lives by a truth that is only our own truth, not the Truth of the Bible. This path leads us to sin. Because not obeying God is basically disobedience which can only be described as sin.
Point to Ponder: Are you morphing Jesus to justify something in your life? Would that be something Jesus would join you in doing or thinking?
5 Replies to “Who Hijacked my Jesus? Or Nature vs. Nurture”
well done, sister!
I couldn't agree more Connie!! I think we have a real problem in our society of justifying everything we do as being okay and acceptable. God's word is quite clear on these things!! It hasn't been open for interpretation for thousands of years so I don't see why many feel they can do that now. I know people who feel just as the person who was telling you their story. Marriage is sacred and forever. It's not to be messed with. We live in a disposable society and marriage is something that many toss away like a newspaper hence the high divorce rate. Living our lives for God isn't easy or simple but oh it will be so worth it when we celebrate eternity with Him in heaven. Ok, off my soapbox now!
Well done. and Amen
well said and this this helped in my life to be a reconfirmation of certain attitudes and thoughts that need to change. Thanks for this! God is working on me and is working through you to encourage me that a change needs to happen.
Connie, I saw your link in our book discussion comments section (SL by CSL). Well done. Yes.