Controversy

Some of the ideas on this blog will be controversial.  That’s okay.  Jesus was controversial.  Some followed him as their Lord.  Others, however, accused him of being in league with the devil, of blasphemy and of violating God’s laws.  Eventually he was arrested and killed by the government.  All the while his followers insisted that he was God with us.  You really can’t get much more controversial than that.

Jesus, himself, gave warning that he would be controversial:

Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division.  For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three.  They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.  (Luke 12:51-53 ESV)

He also warned that we could deceive ourselves about being his disciples:

 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’  Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’  (Matthew 7:21-23 NIV)

I don’t want to deceive myself into thinking that I’m always right.  I’m not a minister and I haven’t been to Bible College, but I do know something about following Jesus and about health and wellness, and I am moved to share it here.  It’s best to be very humble when speaking about Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit, and I will try to share my thoughts in that spirit.

I welcome your help.  Many of you reading this blog will have more knowledge and more spiritual maturity than do I.  If you think I’ve said something wrong, inappropriate or harmful, please speak up.