Monday, January 9, 2012

The God Complex

The God Complex. Interesting phrase, no?

Well, it is something we all deal with. Possibly everyday. In fact, I would say that it would be rare if it wasn't a battle that each of us fought day in, and day out.

So what is the God Complex?

It started back in the beginning. In the Garden of Eden. You can find it in the third chapter of the book of Genesis in the Bible. It first appears when the forbidden fruit is described. It was good to look at. Good for food. And. Desired to make one wise. To make one like a god.

Who could pass that up?

Well. Someone who wished to be God's true servant forever would. But man fell. Eve ate. Adam ate. And then we get the blame game. Adam blames Eve, and Eve blames the serpent. I mean, after all, they are wise now! They should have to take the blame!

Cain dealt with the complex later on as well. "Am I my brother's keeper?" He was saying he wasn't responsible. Not for his brother. Or for what happened to his brother, even if he was the one who had done it. He was 'above' it all. That was his plea. How wrong God showed him that he was.

Reading through the Bible you see this 'complex' come up again and again. Its all because we, mankind, think we are numero uno in this universe. Me. Myself. I. That's who is important. That's who you look out for. Just yourself.

Even David, the 'man after God's own heart', had his moment. His sin with Bath-sheba. He thought he should get away with it. Even killing her husband, Uriah. Why? Because he was king. That was his excuse.
But then Nathan showed up. What a brilliant prophet. He told a story. And David condemned himself.
It seems that, unless we are aware that we are judging ourselves, we actually usually can figure out what SHOULD be the judgement. But if it concerns ourselves, well, we should be exempt. After all. Its us. US. Our precious selves.

As a Christian, you might say, well, but I am born again, and I don't need to worry about any judgement. I've been washed in the blood!
Well amen! Glad to hear it.
But bear with me. That's not the end of it.
There is something called The Judgement Seat of Christ.
That isn't for the lost.
That is for the saved. The redeemed. For us.

Day in, day out, just keep this in mind.

We all have a problem. Sin. It affects those of us who are saved, and those who are lost. We who are saved battle with it everyday.

Then we have the God Complex. So what is it exactly?

Its deciding who is number one. No matter what we decide, God is still number one. But we can still choose to do what WE want to do, to disobey Him, and to be our own 'god' and serve our flesh.

The choice is up to each of us.

Will we be honorable servants of God? Knights.

Or will we choose to serve ourselves? Knaves.

There is no middle ground.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Grouptune

Grouptune... free Christian music sampler...

You should go and check it out... :P

http://grouptune.com/

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

With The Rising of the Sun

It's a fine morning. And I had a thought.

When the sun rises, everyone changes. Whether they really think about it or not, I believe.

With the light of the native solar star shining brightly down, everyone feels watched, and is more careful.

Crime happens at night, under the cloak of darkness, not the day: not underneath the shining mantle of the sun.

But God is always watching. So why should how you act change? It shouldn't, and that's the point. You shouldn't have that shift from good to bad, or vice versa.. or even get more relaxed as day and night shift, trading back and forth. You should, at all times, be the Servant of Christ in all things.

I won't spend long on this, because it's just a passing thought. But I thought it was interesting. So I decided to share.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Knights and Knaves - welcome

I do believe I am blog obsessed to have started another blog. But alas, I have done it. KNIGHTS AND KNAVES! Welcome to it!

Knights - honorable and chivalrous.

Knaves - villainous characters that it'd be best to avoid.

And I believe that all of us have both inside of us.
As sinners, we are knaves, but through Christ, we are given that noble spirit of a knight.

I'm a writer, and like I've said I have other blogs (http://danielbeals.wordpress.com/ and http://writersblade.wordpress.com/ ), I am also an artist. I've completed two novels, and am working on a third at the moment.. though I am, technically working on more than that.

I hope to be able to keep up with this blog, as well as my other ones, and make them all interesting, while focusing on slightly different things on each one.

I hope you come, stay, and visit again.

~Daniel, Knight of Elyon