All we are saying is…
Of all the things one could teach in the context of the Christian Faith – what is happening in the (western) world etc. – leaves us wondering…
Wondering what to teach in the midst of the moral falling away and disinterestedness that seems to prevail.
Of course the automatic cry of the human heart for the reality of God in Jesus Christ, although lying dormant below the surface in individual’s lives, is ready for the divine ‘match’ to be struck, that will bring the light of the revelation of Jesus Christ.
We cannot become a Christian any other way than individually. Kinda obvious I know.
Before you become part of any Christian community – you must first experience what is commonly referred to as ‘The Born Again experience.’
There is part of your being that is born – dead or comatose*.
Col. 2/13: (And you, being dead in your trespasses…).
Just as a swan will not know it was made for water until it touches the water. Just so we will not know the spiritual realm, until our spirit* comes alive to Jesus Christ, through an experience of The Holy Spirit.
In our natural state we cannot appreciate spiritual realities. We will enter spiritual realities through the door of truth. That’s why we need to give ourselves to the Word of God (The Bible).
There is within every person, a ‘natural’ bias against the things of the Spirit of God. To face up to this – calls for a choice of the will.
We therefore must choose to search for spiritual answers – even though as yet, we are not convinced of the possibility of finding them.
Recognise that, first of all – all of us are – ‘numb’ to the spiritual reality of all that the Bible declares.
This is the ‘feeling’ or ‘unfeeling’ starting point to further revelation, when God Himself eventually convinces you of His reality.
That’s why, in simple terms, we are exhorted to ‘Seek and you will find.’ Matthew 7/7.
God draws people to Himself. He does this by touching the human heart and mind – that experience – includes the revelation of instruction delivered by God Himself whereby we become persuaded that all the Bible declares is true.
Even if you have problems with parts of the Bible – you decide to be willing to keep searching to have those problems or doubts resolved.
All we are saying is give – (not peace) – but God a chance. His Peace will follow!