USING OUR MINDS
God's Command To Be Critical Thinkers!
Christian Mind Must Be Trained In To Think Critically!
A Command of The Disciples-Wise and Pure: Mat10:16 Behold, I send
you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents,
and harmless as doves.
Commanded To Reason: Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together,
Says the LORD, Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as
snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool. / Eph 3:18
Critical & Independent Thought Demolishes Ungodly Views: 2 Cor
10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against
the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience
Critical / Reasoning Skills (Must Be Able To Be Objective): Col
2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty
deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary
principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
Reason Dependent On God's Word: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD
with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your
ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Commanded To Be Renewed Our Mind: Eph 4:22-23 that, in reference
to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being
corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed
in the spirit of your mind, / Rom 12:2
Maturity Through Renewal of The Mind: Romans 12:2 And do not be
conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable
and perfect. / Col 3:10
God Guards Our Hearts and Minds: Phil 4:7 And the peace of God,
which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture To Be Used For Teaching and Correcting: 2 Tim 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof,
for correction, for training in righteousness;
Our Love To Overflow In Knowledge and Discernment: Phil 1:9 And
this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge
and all discernment,
Fruits of Wisdom: James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then
peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without
uncertainty or insincerity.
Paul Delights In Those Who Walk In Truth: 3 John 1:3-4 For I was
very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how
you are walking in truth. I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my
children walking in the truth.
Loyalty and Spiritual Growth Through Knowing God: Hosea 6:6 For
I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God
rather than burnt offerings.