It’s not my intention to cause arguments here, but there are things about the Christian Faith, or its adherents, that cause me questions.
For example, I’ve been talking recently about all the confusion in the ranks of Christendom. You know the sort of thing — marriage, education, morality, integrity, and so on.
Well, I’ve come to a sort of conclusion, and that is that we need to simplify our Faith.
Whatever the situation — is it acceptable in The Bible, or is it unacceptable in The Bible?
Why do we make things so complex?
Why do we question nearly everything God says?
Where has ‘faith like a child’ gone?
Why does man, whenever doctrinal issues arise, always try to prove he has the same understanding as God, the same Knowledge as God, the same Wisdom as God?
There are almost as many doctrinal arguments in theology as there are verses in New Testament scripture!
All it does is cause confusion to the ‘layman’, and confusion breeds division, and division brings denominationalism!
God is not the author of confusion!
I commented on one post, thus :- “God is teaching me trust like a child — don’t question, just accept and take Him literally unless He says something to alter that.
It makes life so much simpler. Oh, I know, that’s much deeper than it sounds isn’t it? I’m just blessed with a simple, child-like faith!”
A while back now, I commented at a meeting of Church Leaders, mostly ministers, “The LORD says this to you all, “There’s a lot of theological learning in this room tonight,” but The LORD says “to leave all your learning, all your theology at the door, and simply come as a child! Then I can minister to you!”
There was a bit of a stunned silence until my own pastor, who was very well respected, repeated what I said as, “Sound advice for all of us!”
I’ve taken that literally ever since that day.
When I say, “I’m just blessed with a simple, child-like Faith!”, then I mean that I’m just blessed with a simple, child-like Faith!
it is such a blessing to me, and I hope I reflect that simplicity in my writings.
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.
Rev Chris –
I just commented, forgot to mention I love that photo of the 2 little ones – one small toddler praying for another. How profoundly innocent. May I send this post out to others (of course, referencing this site, your post). Your post is succinct,and the picture is worth a thousand words. Pure faith in action from a child. Requesting permission to share your post, as I didnt see a contact link for you. Thank you
Great post. You know, There are hundreds or more religions in the World. Each one have their own doctrines and “Man’s interpretation of the bible and God”. That’s one of the reasons why there is so much confusion. In addition, there are so many bibles or reinterpretations of the bible. None of it has anything to do with God!!
100 % agreement here, my brother. Good sound advice and counsel. God bless you.
I got one for you Chris. One of the biggest points of contention between so called Christian scholars and even a child can see that the word trinity is never found once in all the pages of the Bible. Not up for debate just a fact even a child can see. One among many that are much of the problem in the church today. Many ways men try to explain things they can’t understand is they just insert it into the pages of their idea of what scripture says and the child says I can’t find that in here. And the mighty many of God says you need to grow up and learn that the thought is there so we make stuff up and kick you out if you don’t believe what we have made up and the child says I think I would rather remain a child. And so it goes. Not for long.