Jesus died to take away our sins, not our minds. There seems to be an unspoken assumption that the more “spiritual” you become, the less you need to think. The very opposite is necessary. Through the Word and the Spirit, every Christ follower has what is necessary to become skilled in reasoning; carefully, accurately, and even critically. Jesus came as the Truth and to bear witness to Truth. And it is this Truth that makes us free and whole.
Romans 1:18-32 shows that when people do not think well of God, He gives them over to a mind that cannot think well. This is a sobering thought. Suppression of truth will lead down a path with the deadly destination of reprobation. This kind of reprobate thinking has permeated every area of the culture, including politics, economics, the court system, education, religion, science, philosophy, the arts, technology, and personal relationships.
The remedy is not in politics or whether one is conservative or liberal. The issues of culture must be seen through the lens of light and darkness, right and wrong, good and evil, and truth and error. Culturally induced dilemmas lead to culturally infected thinking resulting in culturally impotent remedies.
We must begin by being courageous enough to ask a searching question as did Ezekiel as he found himself and his people in the midst of exile. He declared, “How then shall we live?!” (Ezekiel 33:10) This is what we are going to explore having the mindset of Esther who recognized that she had sovereignly come into the situation “for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14) In some following posts we will discover that Scripture gives us some very clear signposts on our way to becoming overcomers who are valiant for Truth.
Scriptures for further study: Deuteronomy 32:28-29; Isaiah 5:20-25; 59:14-15; Jeremiah 9:3-5; Ezekiel 16:48-50.