As Long As It Is Black?

January 2, 2011

I read where Henry Ford once said you could have his car in any color you want as long as it was black. Now we have new shades every year or at least new names for some shades. Christianity is supposed to be like the early Fords, for we only have one Book, so our doctrines and such should all be the same. God does not run a buffet nor does He offer a palette of colors in truth.

Phil 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

For those who think grace is the opposite of rule following or that Christianity can be customized like a Burger King order or a street rod, the Word says otherwise in many places. It is not Outback’s slogan, “No rules, just right.” We are supposed to be of one mind, not many, and that one mind is Christ’s. He has one rule and thought for all issues, for each issue only has one truth.

We must beware of sloppy grace. In reality, God’s house has one rule for all members of the house. One size fits all, if you please, when it comes to truth. In God there is not a shadow of turning for He is all light. His truth only comes in one color like Henry’s cars once did. You can have any doctrine you want as long as it is right and light.

The Church is less unified then it has been since the 1st Century, for every one has a new twist or revelation and starts their own denomination though they call their church non-denominational. Would you give you one of your children a bottle of whiskey, a box of cigars and a box of condoms while telling your other child to not smoke or drink and be chaste? I doubt it. Why do you think God has many different rules or no rules for different kids in His house?

We need to get back to rightly dividing the Word and we will have one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one doctrine. Then and only then will the Church be unified and the witness on earth Jesus meant for us to be. Our division is confusion for us as well as for the unbeliever. Who is the author of confusion? The Word says the author is satan. Jesus came to clear up all the issues that developed by man customizing the Word after the Old Testament was completed. “You have heard it said” was followed by “I say unto you.” Two thousand years later it is time we got away from our man made traditions and doctrines and back to the Word and hear Him say again, “I say unto you” and that you is the whole house of God, not just a few. We are to be Mavericks when it comes to the world, but one brand when it comes to God. Maranatha!


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