The Christian Response to the Contemporary View of Man

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John 15:5

Without Me you can do nothing.

Contemporary Doctrine:

Proverbs 23:7

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.

The next doctrinal error we want to discuss is that man has been created with great potential and only needs to find the keys to unlock that potential in order to live a happy and productive life. Of course this teaching did not originate within Christianity but has been adopted into much contemporary teaching. The Christian form of this false teaching says that the Bible teaches us the keys we need to be able to live the abundant and productive life we were created for.

It is assumed that one of the biggest things keeping the Christian from living up to his God-given abilities is his bad self-esteem. He doesn’t realize how much potential resides within him, so he doesn’t live up to it. His thoughts about himself are too low. And since he undervalues himself in his heart, his heart overflows with negative words and confessions about himself, which in turn make his situation even worse. He is unaware that his words have power to create reality because he is unaware of his inherent potential. So the greatest key to changing his life is to change how he views himself. Continue reading “The Christian Response to the Contemporary View of Man”