Where Faith and Intellect Conflict

Where Faith and Intellect Conflict!!

Is faith suppose to be completely blind, or should it make sense? We are created with the power to think and reason things out, are we suppose to completely disregard this gift, and throw common sense out the window. Personally I don’t think so, otherwise, “God” would have just created us with the brain power of an amoeba.

Here is some verses from Christian doctrine that lead to questions.

“Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His
who sent Me.” [John 7:16]

“He who does not love Me does not keep My words, and the word
which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” [John 14:24]

“For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who
sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.” [John 12:49]

If Jesus WAS God, and equal to the Father, then wouldn’t these be HIS doctrines, HIS words, HIS authority?

“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent
me, and to accomplish his work.” [John 4:34]

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but
the will of Him who sent Me.” [John 6:38]

“saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me;
nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” [Luke 22:42]

Once again if the Father and the Son are the same, would not their will be the same?

” I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment
is righteous because I do not seek My own will but the will of the
Father who sent Me.” [John 5:30]

“You heard me say, `I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you
loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” [John 14:28]

How is the Father greater than the Son if They are One?

“Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me,
for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord,
but he sent me.” [ John 8:42]

Once again a contradiction, for Jesus was sent by the will of God, would not Jesus will be the same, but here he says it was not his will (he also doesn’t say it wasn’t his will also, but it shows they are different).

“To sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for
those for whom it has been prepared by my Father” [Matthew 20:23]

If Jesus and the Father are one, would not it also be his decision?

Some more to think about?

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in
heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” [Mr 13:32]

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of
heaven, but My Father only.” [Mt 24:36]

“So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who
sent me” [John 7:16]

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the
kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” [Mt 7:21]

“And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of
me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his shape. [John 5:37]

“And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good
but God alone.” [Mr 10:18]

“And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges.” [John 8:50]

There are many other things that stand out, but this is enough to keep our plates full for a while.


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