Monday, February 9, 2009

The Mind of Christ

I finished reading "The Mind of Christ" by TW Hunt. I really, really liked it. He was very clear about the difference between letting our carnal mind control us and learning to let Christ's mind control us. He had little tests and exercises in there we could do to see where our mind is right now. I love little tests and exercises. :) If you like to read, I highly recommend it. He said Jesus was omniscient when He was on earth though and I don't agree with that. I don't think He was omnipresent either. :) He went through the crucifixion and ascension and what the Kingdom of God is, exactly, and that was worth reading.

1 Cor 2:15 Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. 16 For, “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

I am guessing that "having the mind of Christ" comes from being "controlled by the Spirit" which is one of my greatest goals in life.

Gal 5:25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

HELP US, LORD! It would be so fun to live controlled by You and not our flesh!


sweeteeyore71 said...

i will have to look for that book-i like little quizzes too :) would be nice if we could not live in the flesh--something i find easier said then done unfortunately--was wondering why you dont agree with the omniscient and ominipressent part--just curious--

Tawny said...

I don't believe Jesus was omnipresent when He was a man, because He had a body so he couldn't be everywhere at once. And I don't think He was omniscient because he was surprised and amazed and said there were some things He didn't know. I believe that as a man, the Spirit had to reveal those things to Him just like the Spirit does with us. Of course, He was much better at it. :) Now that He is ascended back to Heaven, He is God again and knows all things.

It is all a mystery, of course.

Tawny said...

Not that He wasn't God while He was here, I think He limited His own power so He could be human.