The Blessed Rebellion
What is the Blessed Rebellion? Isn’t rebellion something that teenagers go through with their parents? If that’s not it, than what are we rebelling from? Furthermore, why is this rebellion blessed? All of these questions we pondered and just wanted to jot out some thoughts on this, our first and collaborative post.
- Definition. “A rebellion is an open, organized, and armed resistance to one’s government or ruler”. This description of what rebellion is actually provides a very clear understanding of what we are trying to portray, but a disclaimer has to be mentioned at this point. We are not speaking of some kind of religious and physical insurrection of some world government, but we are speaking in spiritual terms. We want to rebel against our flesh, sin, and Satan.
- A word from Paul. According to Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church he states, “and you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind” (Eph. 2:1-3). Keeping in line with the thinking of the Apostle Paul, we believe there to be an authority of falsehood in the world today. This so-called authority is wrongly declaring truth when in fact the very thing that is being declared is not truth at all. This source of false truth is what we are rebelling from and we want to see the “true” truth promoted in all the world, namely that Jesus is King.
- Our goal. We are not here to make enemies or tick anyone off, but to discover and converse about the truth that is found in Jesus Christ. We are here to contend earnestly for that truth and that is why we call it a “blessed rebellion”. Jesus has called us and all Christians to go into the world making disciples of all nations (Matt. 28) and while doing so, taking every thought captive that sets itself against the truth in Christ (2 Cor. 10). We love people and want to see God do a work and bring many to Himself.
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-Dylan R. & Mike S.