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BLIND SPOTS, SINKHOLES AND BANANA SKINS: INTRODUCTION (1Corinthians 10:12)

02 Jan

This article serves to argue that the twenty-first century terrain is not sympathetic to Christian living hence many well-meaning Christians are falling by the wayside. The greatest cause of this is failure by the believers to detect blind spots, sinkholes and banana skins, hence they lose their footing in the faith and unintentionally slide towards their destruction. Many Christians and many prominent Church leaders are falling away from Grace because of these stumbling blocks. The Apostle Paul gives this WARNING to the Church in Corinth, THEREFORE LET HIM WHO THINKS HE STANDS TAKE HEED THAT HE DOES NOT FALL. He uses the case of his forefathers. He says the following about them: 

* Our forefathers were all under the CLOUD
* They all passed through the RED SEA

* They were all baptised into Moses in the CLOUD AND THE RED SEA

* They all ate of the same SPIRITUAL FOOD

* They all drank of the same SPIRITUAL DRINK

* They all drank from the same SPIRITUAL ROCK JESUS CHRIST
Sadly Paul says that nevertheless God was not pleased with most of them hence they perished in the wilderness. Paul goes on to say that these things occurred as examples and were written down as a WARNING. Being under one CLOUD i.e. the Church you belong to is not enough. You need to watch out for blind spots, pitfalls and banana skins which can easily make you stumble. 
In this series we will expose some of the subtle twenty-first century Blind Spots. These blind spots are difficult to detect because of the thin line which exists between them and our Christian beliefs. I am tempted to also argue that it is my brothers and sisters from Pentecostal Spirituality who are the easiest targets because of their openness to spiritual things. I am further tempted to propose that these may alternatively be called PENTECOSTAL BLIND SPOTS. In this seven-part article, the following blind spots shall be extrapolated:
– BLIND SPOT 1: MISTAKING MAGICIANS FOR PROPHETS

– BLIND SPOT 2: MISTAKING FOOLISHNESS FOR FAITH

– BLIND SPOT 3: MISTAKING COMMOTION FOR CREATION

– BLIND SPOT 4: MISTAKING GIMMICKS FOR SPIRITUALITY

– BLIND SPOT 5: MISTAKING DISCIPLINE FOR DENIAL OR HIGH HANDEDNESS

– BLIND SPOT 6: MISTAKING PUBLICITY FOR AUTHENTICITY

– BLIND SPOT 7: MISTAKING PERSONAL AGENDAS FOR DIVINE AGENDAS

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One response to “BLIND SPOTS, SINKHOLES AND BANANA SKINS: INTRODUCTION (1Corinthians 10:12)

  1. Constantine M. Murefu

    June 7, 2016 at 06:50

    Amazing! This is quite relevant and applicable to us at such a time as this!!!!!

     

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