Jahreslosung 2013

Jahreslosung 2013
Wir haben hier keine bleibende Stadt, sondern die zukünftige suchen wir. (Hebräer 13, 14)

Samstag, 13. Juli 2013

Think about intellectual knowledge

As announced in my last post I would write my thoughts on another sign, that can genuine faith neither prove nor disprove. Today it is the intellectual knowledge. At this point also applies, if there has someone the fruit (evidence) for real and true faith in itself, he has also intellectual knowledge.

But let's look first, what actually means intellect. Wikipedia provides once again a statement: "The intellect (from Latin intellectus" cognition "," insight "," mind ") is a philosophical concept. It refers to the ability to grasp something mentally, and the instance in humans, which is responsible for recognizing and thinking. "Intellect" is often used interchangeably with "mind", but also the meanings of "reason", "consciousness" or "spirit" can have. "

This means a person who Jesus Christ  professes does this in the knowledge that the testimony of Jesus Christ is true. And, that Jesus Christ itself is truth. His spirit and his mind have not doubt the truth of Jesus Christ.

So we see there is much more than just lip service. The assertion to believe in Jesus Christ is pronounced very fast, but as we see here is the assertion alone far too little. Your mind must believe that Jesus Christ lives, your Redeemer and the Son of God is.

A nice example give us the Apostle Paul in Romans 1, 21 - 22: "for though they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools;"

There are many people who claim to know God, but their thoughts speak something else. Slightly more pronounced it Paul says in Ephesians 4, 18: "They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart."

It is Ignorance what brings people in danger to eclipse his mind. Best combating this ignorance is when you learn the Bible from God. Only we ourselves should study the Word of God, because as we know Jesus Christ has warned us from the many false prophets and false teachers that are today in this world. Only if we know the Bible exactly, it is possible not to believe on their lies, and to increase in our intellectual knowledge about God and Jesus Christ.

Again: Check yourself and be honest. But look only onto you. Because it is only God the knows the thoughts and the mind of all people.

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us! Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved. O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers? You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure. You make us the scorna of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves. Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved. You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it. You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land. The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches; it sent out its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the River. Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit? The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it. Turn again, O God of hosts; look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, the stock that your right hand planted. They have burned it with fire, they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of your countenance. But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself. Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name. Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved. Amen
(Psalm 80,1-19)

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