If My Kingdom Were of this World, then My Servants Would Fight

A believer's refusal to join popular Christian Culture." All that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life." 1 John 2:16. Yet in the face of this, true Christians also know from the Word of God that our response to such darkness is to be spiritual, and we are to wage against it with the weapons of spiritual warfare and not carnal conflagrations.

Coming to a saving knowledge of the Truth – meaning a true “knowing” of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – has without question been the most rewarding and beneficial experience of my earthly existence. What I didn’t realize, however, was that while my mind is being renewed each and every day by the “washing of the Word,” and that while the Holy Spirit is serving to open my eyes and ears and heart to Him with greater and clearer intimacy, God has allowed me to retain my highly abnormal characteristic of independence and has now encouraged me to readily recognize similar totalistic methodologies that exist in the general Body of Christ – and to redirect the focus of my attentions to these things (which I believe are doing far more harm the faith than good) instead of on Mormonism.