Positivity is Not Synonymous With Goodness

I think that “positive” people think they are in the right and the “negative” people are automatically wrong, because they are negative. But positive and negative are not true and false; holy and unholy; good and evil; or spiritual and unspiritual. People who have no depth of understanding of the Scriptures want to come out and immediately say that they have seen the light–when all they have seen is what they want to be true–and what a “positive” guy named —— says is true. // I am very open to being shown to be wrong, unscriptural, unspiritual, etc.. I have been wrong (and sinful) thousands of times–that’s how I got what knowledge I have. I am open to growing in grace and in the Scripture. In the area of Christian spirituality, I am not open to growing in fantasy and natural “positivity” wish-fulfillment that is not grounded in the Word of God and in the Spirit of God. I feel like I am breathing in helium and am going to float away on some positive grace websites. They don’t seem to take in any of the hard realities of life: trials, doubts, pain, fear, uncertainty, a lack of God’s felt presence, God’s wrath, God’s discipline, God’s chastening, God’s contrary and mysterious decisions, etc. There is no balance. Some of these Christian positivity sites are so happy, it’s like a painting without shadows, and therefore unreal, false, misleading, and unbiblical. Right?

–Curtis Smale

“The World’s Leading Authority”? Really?

As you get older, you get a little cynical of a lot of the imperfect nonsense that is being sold to you as infinite perfection.

“The World’s Leading Authority”? Seriously?

In a world where the aggregate of human knowledge doubles every few months, is there a single person on the planet who has the -time- to be a Leading Authority on any subject?

I find it expeshially laughable when scientists advance themselves as the living embodiment of god-like knowledge, because their imperfect knowledge is continually being revised and replaced.

Yet they stand there on their TV show or talk show, as if they were God Himself, perfect in knowledge.

Of course it is blasphemy and idolatry to worship yourself and your knowledge, no matter how great it might be, because it is no match for the knowledge of the One who truly -does- know everything: God Almighty, the Creator of the Universe.

–Curtis Smale

Do All Good Works Come from a Spiritual Connection With God?

No, they don’t.

If a person does not have faith in Jesus, he or she is not saved and is not spiritually connected with God. While this person has a free will and can certainly do externally “good” things, these works are not spiritually good because they do not have their source in God, but rather in the flesh, which is the selfish self-justification of man.

–Curtis Smale