Sunday, October 25, 2015

God Thinking XV - Train Your Mind to Think God Thoughts 1

"Can I say something bold?  Paul is not the only writer in the New Testament.  And Paul is not the only writer of the books of the Bible.  And Paul is not the author of the scriptures.  God is the author of the scriptures of which Paul was permitted by God to write as led by the Holy Spirit. 

The books written by Paul are of no more importance or less importance than any other book of the Bible.  
Note: Some denominations prefer Paul's writing to others to determine their church doctrine or polity.  Paul would be angry at such arrogance and ignorance.  Paul is fist to admit that of all apostle he is least 1 Co. 15:9 and Eph. 3:8.  People need to justify their position and what I have found is that they will do or say anything to do just that. 

The Word of God was not meant to be divided, at all.  It was meant and is meant to be whole and intact. It was and is the Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  No one book, nor one writer has precedence above another, for if it were true, then part of what God has to say would be more important than another part of what God has to say.  God is not divided and His whole Word is of equal value.  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: V17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”  2 Timothy 3:16-17

God thinking believes the whole Word of God. (Period)
We find what we need to live unto God in the whole of scripture. (Period)

I say this because even Paul himself could see what was happening to some of the people that were around him at the time of his ministry, “Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.  V13 Is Christ divided?  Was Paul crucified for
you?  Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 1Co. 1:12-13
And of course the answer is, NO.  Jesus is our all in all and the entire text of scripture points to Jesus.  I apologize to no one for believing, trusting, teaching and preaching the whole Word of God
God thinking is about trusting the whole Word of God.  God thinking is about thinking God thoughts.  God thoughts that build up and encourage; thoughts that inspire, thoughts that transcend our emotions, thoughts that forgive, thoughts that empower.

Excerpt from God Thinking XV - Train Your Mind To Think God Thoughts                                          by Keith C. Powell 2015

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