As a follower of Jesus, a disciple of Christ, it is my responsibility to continually study and implement the teachings of Jesus in my life. As a teacher and pastor, thus an equipper of the Saints, it is my responsibility to help the Saints better understand Scripture and the application thereof.
With this in mind, in the coming weeks I will begin a serious of Blogs called Controversial Concerns. The title reflects the two important aspects of the matters to be discussed. First, they are controversial so if you don’t want to be challenged don’t read them. You may not agree with me, in fact I know not everyone will. I encourage you to think deeply on the topic, search the Scriptures and pray.
Secondly, they are concerns because I see too many people claiming to follow Jesus giving advise that is contrary to one another and often contrary to the teachings of Scripture. I believe this is mostly due to lack of understanding of the Scriptures and/or an unwillingness to put it into practice. The latter is inexcusable for a follower of Christ (though we all fail at times and thus need others in our lives.), the former can be overcome by learning and taking the time to properly engage the Scriptures and let them speak to you.
Keep your eyes peeled…hopefully before the month is out the Controversial Concerns Blog Series will begin.