The picture above shows the artist’s conception of a scene portraying a man playing a guitar within a setting.
As some view CHRIST, their viewpoint is oft skewed in a similar manner. They try to paint Him with words, though eloquent; yet they are confused as to the substance and nature of the Savior.
|Abstract Christ image courtesy photobucket|
Some Denominations today are exposing their abstracted view of CHRIST as they change their doctrines to accommodate the unrepentant sinners of today.
Realizing this, one can readily see the importance of rightly dividing the word of GOD which must be validated by the intimate relationship brought about through the new birth wherein one is made one with CHRIST.
This work by the SPIRIT OF GOD brings the true CHRIST in plain view without any abstraction. This reality is not hypothetical, imagined or fictional but rather is the highest form of truth personified in the person of CHRIST.
Their abstracted unreality is better illustrated by Aesop’s fable of “The Ass in the Lions skin;”
An Ass once found a Lion's skin which the hunters had left out in the sun to dry. He put it on and went towards his native village. All fled at his approach, both men and animals, and he was a proud Ass that day. In his delight he lifted up his voice and brayed, but then every one knew him, and his owner came up and gave him a sound cudgeling for the fright he had caused. Shortly afterwards a Fox came up to him and said; "Ah, I knew you by your voice. Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.”
And so it is, those who preach another CHRIST, the abstract CHRIST that they do not know, are recognized by the deceptive words they speak.
2Timothy 3:5-7Having a form of religion, but turning their backs on the power of it: go not with these. For these are they who go secretly into houses, making prisoners of foolish (men and) women, weighted down with sin, turned from the way by their evil desires, ever learning, and never coming to the knowledge of what is true.
And so it is!
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