You can only be a True Disciple of Christ if you are enlightened. Only when we embraces the notion that we are One Body with God that we will be able to fully experience the goodness of God’s promises. As ambassadors of God, we are literally God incarnate walking the earth. We cannot be God incarnate when we do not embrace the fact that we are One with Him. So the question is this — are we enlightened?
The Tao De Jing speaks of an invisible spirit-like Kingdom that only the One who is worthy in the sight of Tao can attain. Even though He was a king, He had to humble Himself to the point of where people called him “worthless”, “little”, and “helpless”. It was through humiliation and condemnation did the Chosen One acquired the Kingdom. And it was in His love that He is willing to share that kingdom with us who believes in Him.
If John Piper defines Christian Hedonism as God being most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him, then I would define Christian Eudaimonism as God being most glorified in the Church when the Church becomes the embodiment of God on earth.
As the second wave of positive psychology move towards adopting a more holistic approach in their view towards psychology, the Christian Church should also relook at the doctrine of salvation and the role sin plays within it. Recognising the sinful nature of humanity may be the key to bringing people to the Truth and setting people free with it.
Hints in the Bible tells us of a story that we’ve never thought of. A broken family wanting to patch up again. Is the doctrine that we’re familiar with really all there is?
Lucifer cannot wrap his mind around the Love God had for His people and for His created beings. It is for this Love that God did what He did. Knowing this will help us appreciate God for all He did.
Heaven and hell is the same place. It is a place where God reigns forever. Its dwellers will either experience eternal joy or eternal torture. And it all is completely up to their individual decision.
We have demonised the Lucifer for a long time. It’s time to look inward into ourselves and notice the severity of our sins. Stop our fingerpointing and reconnect with the One who gave us life. He’s waiting for us.
Jesus has a half-brother. A brother we know little about. They both share the same name, share the same task, walked on the earth, interacted with humanity, and acted the way they did out of love. This is their story.
Have we been focusing our ministries on works rather than faith? Have we forgotten what it meant to walk by faith and not by sight? This new year, let us re-evaluate our faith and realign our lives with the Giver of Life.