Before science split the atom, rebellion split the Adam.

Before science split the atom, rebellion against God split the Adam (and his descendants). Let Christ heal the split in your soul! To overcome the universal addiction to sin and self-destruction (as a result of that split) we need to daily live in Christ’s recovery. (Abide in the Vine.)

If we humans were good people, evil couldn’t torment the world. Jesus said, “There is none good but the Father.” The stages of our sin lead from enticement to pleasure to dependency to depression to bondage to denial to despondency. Jesus saves!

As Spring releases a fresh flow of new life in plants, Jesus wants you to surrender and let His life freely flow through you. If Christ isn’t working in your heart and continually changing you, there’s a real possibility that He might not be in you. If we don’t let Jesus live and work inside of us daily, then liturgy are religion are empty. When the risen Jesus is living inside of you, you feel His music soaring through your soul! The greatest need in society today is for us to awaken to Christ and His spiritual life!

Don’t follow your heart when it is leading you away from God! To disobey your conscience is to close your eyes to truth. God is trying to work in everybody. Don’t resist what He’s trying to do in you. There are things you can do that will make you love God more (or less).

When loving, Spirit-inspired interaction in the body of Christ was replaced with a weekly lecture, ekklesia morphed into church. Ekklesia was a network of equals. Church became one man’s classroom. When Christ-followers gather to experience the outworking of the inner presence of Jesus through one another, that’s ekklesia! Ekklesia is a open gathering of rebels who have surrendered to Christ.

Christianity is much more about followership than it is about leadership. We are called to follow and obey the resurrected Jesus! Christians are called to be led by the Spirit (Romans 8:14); not to be controlled by religious hierarchies or organizations. I heard a preacher preaching that everyone has a gift, but they weren’t free to use their gifts in the meeting. Why settle for a preacher’s talk about Jesus when Jesus is speaking directly to your heart? Church is often like hearing the same person’s product review every week, but never trying the product.

Don’t get your mind so focused on a mission that you miss the many marvelous moments that make up the mission. God can do more in a minute than our best programming can in an hour. So why not let God have an unprogrammed minute in church? The God of the Bible can’t be confined to a religious program. To attempt to do so is a form of denial.

Churches tend to honor the “greatest” but Jesus always seemed to honor the “least of these.” No sermon about or description of Jesus can remotely compare to experiencing His presence. If you like to get high you should try mysticism–direct experiences with the risen Jesus!

The existence of life that can read this post proclaims the reality of the impossible. Let Jesus do the impossible in you!

If you were inspired by these thoughts, you will like the book, Beyond Church. Get it at this link.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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One Response to Before science split the atom, rebellion split the Adam.

  1. Jon says:

    I was at a non-church meeting this morning at a local church when one of the attendees asked me about my church attendance in front of the pastor of this particular church. I replied simply that we were meeting at home. His observation about that was that our approach was clearly un-Biblical. I didn’t argue because of the setting, but the one-man-in-front model as the definition for “church” is awfully pervasive. (By the way, I sent you an email at CrazyBibleStuff@Gmail.com. Not sure how often you might check that.)

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