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Genuine Christianity Demands

The MindOpen eyes in the Christian produce an open mind which by practice and perseverance becomes Jesus Christ mind. This is clearly illustrated in the Gospels when a group of fishermen met Jesus after the resurrection in Luke 24.45. Jesus ate fish with them as a proof that he was alive. The Gospel says, "then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures." Jesus opens the Christian's mind to understand spiritual truths and these truths we find in the Bible.✞

Not Brainwashed

BrainSome people mock Christians saying that they are brainwashed, indoctrinated or persuaded to conform to a set of beliefs. They say that any clear thinking person would reject Christianity and the belief in a God outright. Far from being closed minded or blinkered, genuine Christianity demands that we open our minds, to think through and mentally explore our faith with the mind of Jesus Christ. We can say with the Apostle Paul who had a radical internal change from persecuting Christians to being their chief spokesperson, and wrote in 1 Corinthians 2.16, "but we have the mind of Christ." This is not in the sense of being brainwashed, or of becoming robot-like in our decision making but having our minds truly opened to truth and freed up by Jesus Christ himself.✞

If Necessary Use Words

PotterNot only do we need Jesus' mind, we also need his words too. Ruth E. Johnson wrote, "When the potter remade my marred vessel, he put a spout on it." When we are remade with Jesus' mind, God fills us to overflowing and we want to share our faith with others. Jesus said in Luke 24.48, "you are witnesses of these things." A witness tells of only what he or she has experienced. In sharing our faith, we also take possession of it. Paul writes in Romans 10.9, "if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Our minds need to be rebooted by the Divine Programmer.

"Jesus Christ Mind"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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