Reminiscing On The Way...

in HeartChurch3 years ago (edited)


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Daoism teaches about the disciplines for achieving "perfection" by becoming one with the unplanned rhythms of the universe, called "the way" or "Tao". Christ, on the other hand, teaches about becoming one with the maker of the universe.

The phrase, "I am the way, the truth, and the life", sounds like a cliché to my ears for a long time: I had a lightbulb moment recently as I was listening to a preacher say, "It's not about a way; it's about 'the' way." I started to think, ya, it's kinda true... It's not about a way; it's really, really, really about THE way that we want to recognize, pursue, and stand firm on.


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I think there's a difference between reading a book and listening to someone talk. The preacher was emotive, and he gave emphasis on THE way. He really made me think deep on that reality of having to discern whether it's a way or the way, on all things in life.

"We don't want to find a way; we want to find THE way," I thought to myself. (I was thinking in a general sense: not necessarily about anything in particular.)

Having to find THE way means, having to search out the scriptural basis: one has to have the scriptural basis for the absolutes that one believes in.


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One Bible verse that pops up in my mind, in this context, is, "Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." (1 Peter 3:15)

When we talk about "the way," we are basically talking about the absolutes; we are talking about what's really real.

Aristotle believes that there are certain beliefs that are universally true, whereas Heraclitus insist otherwise, insisting that human truth is never absolute.


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No, it's not about rules. Yes, it's about letting Christ rule. No, it's not about principles: yes, it's about Jesus and what Jesus achieved on that cross. All the fullness of deity dwells in Jesus in bodily form. In Jesus, you have been made complete. In Jesus, you have been blessed with every spiritual blessing you can be blessed with. Knowing that whatever and whoever that doesn't have the spirit of Christ doesn't belong to Christ, trim the fats that you don't need.

No matter what the two aforementioned, ancient Greek philosophers may say, if we wholly bet on the absolutes of the scriptures, we will confound the wise: "God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty." (1 Corinthians 1:27)


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Let the whole world someday say of you, "God must have raised you up for a time like these."

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