There is something basically wrong with our Christianity and our spirituality if we can carelessly presume that if we do not like a Biblical doctrine and choose not to “buy” it, there is no harm done.
Commandments which we have received from our Lord or from the apostles cannot be overlooked and ignored by earnest and committed Christians. God has never instructed us that we should weigh His desires for us and His commandments to us in the balances of our own judgment and then decide what we want to do about them.
…Of course you can walk out on it! God has given every one of us the power to make our own choices. …We have the power within us to reject God’s instructions—but where else shall we go? If we refuse His words, which way will we turn? If we turn from the authority of God’s Word, to whose authority do we yield? Our mistake is that we generally turn to some other human—a man with breath in his nostrils. —A.W. Tozer
Notice that Peter tells us being holy comes before doing holy things: “Be holy in all you do.”
- I cannot do holy things unless I am holy.
- I cannot be holy unless I have the life of the Holy One in me.
- I cannot have the life of the Holy One in me unless I totally buy in to His Lordship.
I’m buying in to holiness today. How about you?