All In the Mind

Contrary to what many people believed, the Bible does not advocate “blind faith”. In fact, our faith is always built upon logic and reason.

 ‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord.
(Isaiah 1:18)

And even when it comes to loving God, Jesus told us to also use not only our heart but also our mind.

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.
(Matthew 22:26-38)

Many uber-spritual Christians will admonish their fellow believers for focusing too much on “mind” (head knowledge), but the truth of the matter is, the “mind” is every bit as important as the “heart”.

I am eternally grateful for all the “head knowledge” I have picked up over the years so that (thank God!) I do not easily get “carried about with various and strange doctrines” (Hebrews 13:9).

And I think all Christians should equip ourselves with the right knowledge, so as to be able to “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God” (2 Corinthians 10:5) and  “to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15).

While it is true that some of us can get so caught up with the “mind” and neglect the spiritual aspect of our faith, it should not be the reason to abandon the former under pretension of “spirituality”.

*Credit to Creation Ministries International from where I drew my inspiration in writing this entry.*

 

 

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