I picture this blog being read by people I knew and loved and “learned from” in my earlier Christian journey, before I had these Truths. I’m quite sure they would say that much of what I have written is heresy – is wrong.
You want to know what is the most convincing aspect of my current views? That I am experiencing generous levels of love/joy/peace/patience/kindness/goodness/faithfulness/gentleness and self-control in my soul. In the Bible, these 9 traits are called Fruit of the Spirit. And those around me notice I’ve changed. And the change has been relatively effortless except for the hard work I’m doing to believe what God has said. Much less effort. Much more success in changing.
There are all kinds of “Christian views”, right? How do we pick? By trying to study harder than the other guy? Well, there’s nothing wrong with study. But, I think a great way to decide which theological view is right is by which view delivers to you the Fruit of the Spirit. The growth of the Fruit for me is palpable. If you don’t know this word, it means “as if it’s physically tangible”. I feel the Fruit so much I feel like I can touch it.