Insecurity… Why? Who’s your Daddy?Posted: November 8, 2013
New International Version (NIV)
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
I think one of the greatest problems facing the Church today is insecurity. This has been caused by denominationalism and becoming secure in ones doctrines, theologies, traditions and ceremonies. It presents itself as dogmatic reliance on a system of beliefs, rituals and practices which provide comfort and security because we believe we are doing it right, and God is pleased with our way of doing it…
Most all of the Christians who are part of this Protestant denominationalism claim to be saved by Grace through Faith, but equate faith with believing that their particular brand of worship, doctrine and theology is superior to other Christian denominations. This faith in ‘what one believes’ is the culprit of anger, argument, disunity and insecurity in the Body of Christ…
I am not going to write another thesis on this problem, many have already been written and apparently to no avail. The problem continues to grow and more and more folks are choosing to leave Main-line Denominations and attend non-denominational or home and organic fellowships. Worst still, many are giving up on God altogether, assuming He is as hard to please as all the other pagan versions of god who require this and that from humans in order to achieve divine favor and protection… much like it was in biblical OT Israel’s time, each having their own local version of gods who must be pleased.
If you believe you may have fallen into this delusion of denominationalism, I am sure the Spirit has already pricked your conscience by now so I do not need to go on. I will offer one true test of insecurity for you to judge your reaction against or agreement with.
- If you strongly disagree with the following statement and refuse to even consider that it may be true, you are most likely very secure in what you believe, but very insecure in Who you believe and in Who believes in you.
“Jesus Christ has already done anything and everything required to save the world and everyone in it from beginning to end and everywhere in between.”
How you receive and answer this statement will reveal where your trust actually lies. It is either in Christ alone or it is in what you believe about Him… Your choice?
New International Version (NIV)
17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. 21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.
Love in Him!