BE LIBERATED FROM FEAR!

There is no fear in love. – 1 John 4:18

You will know them by their fruit, not by whether or not their beliefs sound like something you are familiar with!

Most Christians are so afraid of deception that they can’t recognize truth if it outside their box, or if it sounds anything at all like something they’ve been warned about.                                                                                                     

SOME EXAMPLES:

Truth presented: We are one with God (1 Cor. 6:17)
What many Christians hear: Uh oh, these guys are Hindus or some Eastern religion!

Truth presented: We were created to be high on God (1 Pt. 1:8, SoS 5:1)
What many Christians hear: Sounds like selfishness or immaturity. These guys must be doing drugs!

Truth presented: Jesus saved everyone (Rom. 5:18)
What many Christians hear: This can’t be Christian. They must be universalists!

Truth presented: We are perfect (Heb. 10:14)
What many Christians hear: Sounds like pride coming before a fall!

Truth presented: We cannot rely on our own minds (Prov. 3:5, Rom. 8:7)
What many Christians hear: Look out these guys are brainwashed!

Truth presented: Female nature exists in God (75 out of 84 occurrences of Holy Spirit in the OT Hebrew are feminine)
What many Christians hear: I’ve never heard that before. Jesus taught us to pray to our Father. They must be following some eastern false gods!

Truth presented: We were made for tight knit community (Acts 4:32)
What many Christians hear: Watch out it’s a cult!

Truth presented: Christ is all and in all (Col. 3:11)
What many Christians hear: Those guys must be into universalism, pantheism, or the new age!

Truth presented: We are divine beings (John 10:34, Gen. 1:27)
What many Christians hear: Sounds like Mormonism or the New Age to me!

Truth presented: We can trust people to be good (1 Cor. 13:7)
What many Christians hear: I’m only supposed to trust God! Only God is good.

Truth presented: We were meant to be profoundly spiritual (1 Cor. 14:1)
What many Christians hear: Most spirituality is fake or of the devil! Be careful or you’ll easily get deceived being spiritual.

PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR!
LOOK AT THE FRUIT, NOT THE FAMILIARITY.
HOLY SPIRIT WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH!
DOES IT GLORIFY JESUS?
DOES IT RESULT IN GREATER LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, ETC.?
BE OPEN, DEAR BEAUTIFUL ONES!
LOVE!

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