Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Don't hide your head in the church

Proverbs 2:6
For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

One of the things that humans have never been able to understand about God, besides the part where he had no beginning, is how he can have three separate parts and yet, be one God. Many people think of Christ as beginning with Mary, but his spirit was always there. John 1:1-3 describes Christ as the word of God. What does this mean? Proverbs 2:6 is actually talking about Christ as both knowledge and understanding. This is where wisdom comes from.

Christ is the beginning of all life, and the universe, so it is through him that we get our spirits. When we hear the call of wisdom, it is actually Christ trying to help us through life’s problems, and keep us safe.

I once had a conversation with a girl I worked with about “evolution vs. creation”. It was a civil conversation, but every argument she came up with, I had a rebuttal. Her final argument was, “You’re just close minded.” This is how a lot of arguments against Christianity end up.

With wisdom, knowledge, and understanding being from Christ, we are very open minded. If anything, the more I learn, the more the knowledge that comes from Christ can stand up to the lies of society.

The biggest myth I’ve heard about Christian teachings is that the church is trying to hide us from the truth by banning books and regulating what we learn. Christ doesn’t try to keep us from the truth; he gives us the knowledge and wisdom to open our eyes to the truth about evil so that we will know it when we see it. We can’t hide behind the doors of the church forever. He gives us the knowledge to go out and inform the world of his love.

We can’t protect our kids, or ourselves from the effects of the world; it is our job to share the truth so that our kids can make informed decisions on what they believe. If we do our part in sharing the gospel, we can trust that Christ can lead all of us closer to him.

Challenge: Trust that Christ will give us the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, to take us safely through this world.



  1. I've had the creation vs. evolution discussion several times, and your right - it's interesting how often *we're* the closed minded ones when they are equally adament about holding to their own beliefs.

    There are things in the Bible and mainstream Christianity that I have questions and doubts about, but I do hold to "In the beginning God . . ." It is the only thing that makes sense. Chaos never resolves itself into structure without the imposing of an outside intelligent will.

    Hugs and blessings,

  2. Thank you for the comment Sandra. I've been studying the Bible for years and there are still things I'm confused about. I do research, and experiment where I can, and the rest is where my faith comes in.