“Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.” – William Ellery Channing
The unfortunate reality is there are some, not all, leaders who fall in the category of spiritual dominance over innocent, despondent members seeking some sort of reprieve from the trials they’re under [speaking from personal experience, unfortunately]. The human body is God’s greatest masterpiece; the brain is a formidable tool for the affairs of life. We’re not animals, nor mindless automatons, and should use our brain to reason, of course with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Some may wonder why I’m blogging so often on such a sensitive topic, when I’m a born-again Believer of Jesus Christ and know the teachings of the Bible. It’s quite simple…I’m baffled and can’t fathom or justify why people, intelligent Believers that is, who were skillfully designed by God, would permit themselves to be brought to such a place of control by another human being – we’re to give our lives to Christ, not man, aren’t we? I certainly understand the psychology of such submission and meekness, yet I’m still baffled by it. I guess this is what makes me human! If Jesus’ resurrection was to bring freedom/liberation to mankind, then relinquishing one’s inherent human right of free will and ability to judge for ourselves into the hands of another draws into question the purpose of mankind and His death and resurrection. We were never created to be dominated. If I can be that clink to startle someone out of their stupor, let it be so. I certainly have been startled out of being in a stupor for a few years, and have developed a stronger more intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will make you sharper than a whip!
May you prosper greatly in every area of your life!
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