The “man upstairs” or “Christ in you”

Religion is about “the man upstairs.” Biblical Christianity is about “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” God is Light. Light allows us to see. The closer we get to God (and the less we regulate Him to the concept of “the man upstairs,” the more we see the flaws and shortcomings in our life.

The idea that everything came from nothing can’t be rationally explained, nor can the idea of a creator. Both are acts of faith.

The call to good and the woo of evil continually compete for our choices. At any moment, we can sway either way. Choose well.

Every time truth is told to deceive, another lie has been conceived. History shows that people who can arouse a crowd to be hostile about politics, can stir them up to commit atrocities.

To approach God rationally, as a subject to be continually analyzed and evaluated, can’t compare to daily experiencing Him with an open, honest heart. To change your mind and begin to look at your opinions more objectively is a powerful tool for growth that Jesus called “repenting.”

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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