When someone is obsessed with the Christ within, but with no connection to studying the word rightly divided, faith in the finished work of Christ upon Calvary’s cross, or the preaching of the gospel – it makes one wonder what point this person is trying to make, other than trying to feed his flesh and look and feel super-duper self-righteous and exclusive.
His philosophies are New Age – “4th dimension living”. If you really want to show someone the Christ within – you give them the gospel because it saves their never-dying soul – you do not post some fuzzy, wacky, hippie coated, doctrinally unsound mumbo-jumbo because it sounds and feels good to your flesh and impresses the fuzzies on your friends’ list on Facebook : This is the article posted, my comments are in bold italics :
“According as (God) hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4, author’s translation added). (This blogger’s comments : Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: #Since there is a colon at the end of this verse, the ensuing verse emphasises what is being said in verse 4, namely –
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
#The article continues……) :
This verse tells us God’s plan for human beings. (Me : God’s plan and purpose for mankind is actually stated in 1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.) We were chosen to be in Christ before the foundation of the world. God knew that He would have to put a part of Himself into creatures so that they would have His nature of self-giving love. (Me : And what if they do not have that self-giving love which is obviously absent among most who call themselves Christians? Does that mean aren’t saved? Isn’t that how unsaved denominationalists think and believe? Besides, God does not “put a part of Himself into creatures” – we are rightfully indwelt by the Holy Ghost as children of the One Living God).God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to be “the lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). (Me : Obviously this person has absolutely no comprehension that the book of Revelation wasn’t written to the Body of Christ, and that Christ isn’t our sacrificial lamb, He is Israel’s perfect sacrifice, whereas He is our Saviour in this current dispensation). By Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary, God was justified in doing an unbelievable thing–placing His seed, Christ into those who believe in Him. (Me : That’s not true. God never placed His seed, Christ into those who believe in Him AT Calvary, He took the suffering and punishment of sinful Man at Calvary, and all those WHO BELIEVE are indwelt by the Holy Spirit). The creature would remain a free moral agent, and would not be programed to love. (Me : This is a contradiction to what she said earlier – “…so that they would have His nature of self-giving love.” Either you have His nature of self-giving love or you’re a free moral agent. Self-giving love doesn’t come automatically with being indwelt by the Holy Ghost, it comes with being fed and being nourished on sound Pauline truth. It’s obvious that these people look to one’s flesh to confirm one’s judicial and spiritual standing. In other words, if you’re mean, you’re not saved, if you’re a fuzzy – you’re saved. A shallow understanding from unsaved people) The Father could have created a creature that would love Him automatically, but this would not have been true love, which requires a choice. He wanted the creature to chose to love Him for who He is. (Me : We are born into this life to have a chance at receiving salvation first and foremost. Having “automatic” wordly love means nothing if you are not saved).
What does a father really want from his children? (Me : God wants people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth because we aren’t His children until we are saved).
He wants love–not just service and obedience; (Me : Service and obedience? It’s plain to see that the author believes Israel’s Kingdom Gospel. God rightfully wants men’s obedience in believing Paul’s Grace Gospel)
he wants his children to love him because he is their father.(Me : This is total bologna because 1 Corinthians 3 clearly states that those who are saved and eventually deny Christ are still saved. God wants people to believe in Christ’s atoning sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross).
Our heavenly Father’s plan is to put His nature us by birthing His Son into believing sinners–“being born again, (Me : Newsflash – we aren’t born-AGAIN because we weren’t born as children of God as Israel was and who needs to be born-again in a future alloted time, we instead, as members of the Body of Christ are adopted sons of God. We are the ONE NEW MAN – if something is new, that means it didn’t exist before, so it cannot be born AGAIN)not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23). He no longer looks to the creature to do anything to please Him, but depends on His Son, who is in the believer, to reciprocate love. We are now partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). (Me : I’m at a loss for words because not since sitting in a Pentecostal church all those many years ago have I heard such utter trite in my life – and all this is believed by a Right Divider as being applicable to the Body of Christ today. Should I rather put RIGHT DIVIDER in inverted commas in this instance? Or should he more aptly be called a Mid-Acts Denominationalist Bible Blender who straddles both the Mystery program and Prophetic program and doesn’t know whether he’s Arthur or Martha?