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Genuine Christianity Demands

The MindOpen eyes in Christians produced open minds which by practice and perseverance became Jesus Christ mind. This was 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 passage read, "then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures." Jesus opened the Christian mind to understand spiritual truths and these truths we find in the Word of God, the Bible.

Not Brainwashed

BrainSome people mock Christians saying that they were brainwashed, indoctrinated or persuaded to conform to a set of beliefs. They said that any clear thinking person would reject Christianity and the belief in a God outright. Far from being closed minded or blinkered, genuine Christianity demanded that we opened our minds, to think through and mentally explore our faith with the mind of Jesus Christ. We could 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 was 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 did we need Jesus' mind, we also needed his words too. Ruth E. Johnson wrote, "When the potter remade my marred vessel, he put a spout on it." When we were remade with Jesus' mind, God filled us to overflowing and we wanted 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 wrote 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 needed to be rebooted by the "Divine Programmer."

"Jesus Christ Mind"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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