Sacred Cows Steal Truth
Sacred Cows (the traditions of men) steal the truth from us as we believe incorrect things we have been taught. I’m discovering more and more.
Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that. ~ Mark 7:13
A sacred cow is very stubtle. When presented, the cow seems to make perfect sense, unless one examines the scripture carefully and allows scripture to interpret scripture.
One of the most Damaging Sacred Cows
Sovereignty of God
God’s sovereignty is His Word. All of His promises are Yes and Amen. He gave man free will according to Deut 30:19. We are to choose life or death, blessing or cursing.
This is a tough one to think about. Consider this: If God were in control, we would all be saved as that is his desire. He wishes all men to be saved and to come into the full knowledge of the truth. He is in control, but only if we let Him be in control.
Think about this: You are in charge of your kids, but not always in control. God is in charge of the universe with His Word that never changes, but not always in control of the choices His kids make.
Pray in Faith
Why would He tell us to pray in faith if it is already decided anyway. This cow robs us of our ability to persevere. This mindset says everything bad in my life is the result of God being in control. On so many occasions we make Him out to be a villian and we forget there is a devil who is warrring against our very soul. We also tend to forget the law of “sowing and reaping” that God set into motion and that remains.
The thief comes only but to steal, to kill, and to destroy; but I (Jesus) as
come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:10
There is a war going on between the Kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of Light. We, as Christians, have been translated out of the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of Light. (Col 1:13,14) We must take up our weapons, renew our minds, and fight the good fight of faith.