Thursday, March 17, 2011
Can You Trust Your Feelings?
Feelings. We have so many feelings. Happy, sad, angry, hurt, comfort. Do you base your faith on feelings? I am an ex-Mormon, now born-again Christian, but when I was going through the Mormon missionary lessoms they asked me to read The Book of Mormon. The Mormon missionaries asked me to pray with a sincere heart and if I did that I would get a "feeling" of a "burning in my bosom". It was that "feeling" of burning in my bosom that was supposed to let me know that The Book of Mormon was true. Unfortunately, feelings can deceive you and this "burning in your bosom" is one of many deceptive feelings. Many people involved with Mormonism, New Age, Jehovah Witness, etc. are deceived into thinking that are Christians. Their leaders want to give them a good, happy, comfort "feeling" that all is well. This subjective feeling will fade and then what? They go back for another dose of postive "feeling", but then they are left anxious and frustrated over and over again. It never ends. This is spiritual bondage and you can get out of it by asking Jesus into your heart, to forgive you of your sins and to be your Lord and Savior. Jesus said in John 5:39-40, "You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life."
In John 10:27-30, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one."
In Galations 1:6-9, "I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel--which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned. As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!"
If you are one of those people who trust your feelings then I would like to challenge you to prove me wrong. Go get a Bible and start with the Gospel of John and read the Bible like you were a child. Ask God to show you the truth.
Let's pray: Dear Lord Jesus, I lift up the people who are reading this blog today. I pray that they will not be in confusion. I pray that they will know You and the truth found in Your Word. I would also like to pray for the people of Japan. I pray that You will provide healing for their land and provide food, water, and electricity. I pray that the nuclear plants will not have a meltdown. Please keep us all safe and healthy. I say these things in Jesus' name. Amen.
God bless you all. Have a great day.