Lies We Believe

"Beliefs are very powerful. We fight wars over them. We build monuments to them. Medicine, psychology and political systems are built on them. But, alas, sometimes they aren't true. We just think they are. Sometimes we believe in fairy tales."

This statement was made by Gary Craig, a medical doctor who practices a method of healing that many Christians will find controversial. While I don't care to comment on his medical methods, I agree one hundred percent with his statement. This section of our site is designed to expose some of the "fairy tales" that we believe.

But first, some Biblical background. The Bible has much to say about our thinking process. Jesus taught us that "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" (Luke 6:45). Paul teaches us in Romans 12:2 that the renewing of the mind is what transforms us - changes our character. Jesus told us to repent (Mat. 4:17)- which, in the original Greek, has the idea of a complete change of mindset, rather than the more traditionally emphasized change of behavior. A change of mindset will result in changed behavior, but the reverse not true. This can help us understand why Christian people commit the sins they do. Their "repentance" has never involved a complete surrender of their thoughts to bring them into agreement with Jesus. They regret their actions, but continue to embrace the thinking that led to them. This is what Paul wanted the Corinthians to understand when he defined the core of our battle in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. He said that we don't war according to the flesh, but the weapons of are warfare are for "casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." In other words, it's a battle in the mind - over how we think.

Taking that into consideration, let's plow into some lies that seem right to us as people, but end up leaving us feeling empty, disappointed, and devoid of spiritual life. After all, there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25). Let's look for the Tree of Life!