Why do we have to make things so difficult? My wife was telling us about two women at work, one was 37 and still was taught math the way I know it. The other is in college right now. The problem was a simple addition of two numbers. The older person came up with the answer right away but the younger said it was all wrong. After doing all sorts of crazy things, she arrived at the answer which as it turned out; was wrong. 2 + 2 = 4 has served us well for generations, but kids today are being taught a whole new way of adding and subtracting which is time consuming and inaccurate. Why bother doing it?
We have two nieces who are in their twenties now. Neither of these girls was taught cursive in all their years of school. To this day, when they write a letter it has to be in print, for that is all they know. What on earth could be so terribly wrong with cursive?
People tend to make things far more complicated than they need to, many times because it is how they were taught. If what a person learns they believe to be true, then what anyone else does is automatically considered wrong. The younger person in the incident mentioned earlier was adamant that they were right until a calculator proved she was wrong. It really makes us stop and wonder just what people are being taught now days.
I have a very simplistic view of things. That is not to say that things may get complex at times; but even when they are, they are still simple. This simplicity even applies to the Bible. I hear various brands of Christians talk about the Bible as being everything from the good book , to a book of stories, to a book of myths and worse. What is so difficult about believing the Bible is the Word of God? The problem is that it is just too simple and people cannot see it.
It is no mystery that my love and appreciation for Ephesians runs deep and wide, yet for most; Ephesians is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Most Christians can no more make sense of Ephesians than they can War and Peace . Because of this, they shun the epistle (and most of Paul's writings) and instead read the four Gospels, if they read anything, in the Bible. Ephesians is not calculus nor is it advanced physics. Ephesians is a complex epistle that demands the ability to logically think and with meekness receive new revelation.
4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Ephesians 4:4-6 King James Version
Is it so terribly difficult to understand that there is ONE body of Christ, ONE Spirit (Holy Spirit), even as you are called in ONE hope of your calling?
Is it a real head scratcher to understand that there is ONE Lord Jesus Christ, ONE faith of Jesus Christ and ONE baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Unfortunately, the hardest thing for people to understand is that there is ONE God who is Father of all, who is above all, through all and in you all.
There are not 75,000 bodies of Christ, but rather just ONE. There is ONE Holy Spirit that we receive when we are born again and called in ONE hope of our calling.
There is ONE Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Son of the Father and is the ONE who gave His life on Calvary to pay the price for our sins once and forever. There is ONE faith, which is the faith of Jesus Christ and ONE baptism, which is to be baptized in and with the Holy Spirit.
Most importantly of all; there is ONE GOD, who is the Father of all. This ONE God is above us all, through us all and in us all.
How much more simple could God keep things than to bring everything back to ONE? One God, One Lord Jesus Christ, One faith, One baptism, One hope of our calling, One Holy Spirit and One Body of Christ. My prayer is that we can see the bigness of who God is and what He has done for us through His Son Jesus Christ, yet see the simplicity of God bringing everything back to ONE.
Yeah that is a fact Kirk!
You pretty much summed it up when you said that it is To Simple.
There are billions of Words, but they all come from One Spirit and reference the One God.
Be blessed forever