This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Gospel, Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

 “Most of the messages that have claimed to be the Gospel of the kingdom have really been about how to control people and get them to behave the way we think they should. Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom by demonstrating it and its power over all of the conditions on the earth.”

         “Jesus basically went about saying (to paraphrase), “You
know, we don’t have any lack in heaven. Watch what happens when heaven touches this little boy’s lunch.” Suddenly, what was intended to feed one little boy became enough for five thousand. Then Jesus would say something like, “You know, there are no cripples in heaven, so watch what happens when heaven touches this cripple.” The cripple was instantly healed. There is no death in heaven, so what happened when heaven touched a dead person? They lived. Then He said that when His disciples proclaimed this Gospel, the same evidence of heaven’s reality would accompany them.”
Morning Star

4 comments:

Blogger said...

One of the problems being Christian is that one can be embarrassed by other Christians. Note, the writer said “Most of the messages that have claimed to be the Gospel of the kingdom have really been about how to control people and get them to behave the way we think they should.”
Oh, if only others would make the main thing the main thing as found in this post, we all would be so much better off!

guy faulkes said...

Note, the writer said “Most of the messages that have claimed to be the Gospel of the kingdom have really been about how to control people and get them to behave the way we think they should.”

Hence my problem with organized religion.

The Elohim not posting as Anonymous said...

"Hence my problem with organized religion."

True, and it's fantasy.

guy faulkes said...

It is not fantasy as I fear you will someday realize. It is a different viewpoint than my own. We have different opinions on how to create a relationship with the Almighty.