Philosophy and Psychology

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie and Sharon tackle some of the world’s thinking based on man’s appraisal of how “man can fix man” using Psychology to promote empty philosophies. Let’s clear the air and our minds by understanding TRUTH in Reality of God’s Word and avoid emotional reasoning as a final authority.

 

 

Colossians 2:8 -“BEWARE lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

A modern-day translation may be worded with this same principle: “BEWARE, what you are so sure is true, but isn’t, can make a fool of you.” Philosophies of this world do not have a sure foundation to rest upon and are many times taught to us through Psychology.  With over 250 separate modalities and an unknown number of therapies, none are conclusive. WHY: Because man has free will and participants can lie.

Hebrews 4:12 tells us words do matter and the Word of God can pierce to dividing soul and spirit and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Do we really want to understand life? The answers are in the Book of LIFE.

Come explore with us as we take on the challenge of seeing life from a different perspective.

Believing Lies as Truth

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie and Sharon expose some of the lies that we have believed as truth. The lies that we believe affect our lives as though they are true, even though they are a lie.

 

 

In the culture we are living in today, lies spread quickly and the truth is suppressed. “In the last days, perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own sleeves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” 2 Timothy 3:1-6.
Grounding ourselves in the truth of scripture is a sure way that we can protect our hearts and lives from being deceived with lies.
As you listen, we pray that you will examine your heart to find where you may have believed lies as truth. Allow God to reveal, renew, and restore your foundation in Christ.

Secular Humanism

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie and Sharon discuss how the world’s culture invades the church through each individual Christian. We are the body of Christ and the Church of God. When we think about the culture invading the church, it is not something that we are learning from the pulpit as teachings. It is invading individual hearts as we go about our daily lives.

 

 

Cultural views usually end with “ism”. Modernism, Rationalism, Socialism, etc all derive from Humanism. Secular Humanism is a religion that deifies man and dethrones God; thinking humans are superior to God.  It is a belief that man can fix man.
Secular Humanism’s doctrine says that we need to do away with history, traditions, and the things of old because we have a better way to do things now. We have evolved. The Bible is out of date and God is part of history, therefore; they are no longer needed.
Christians are influenced by the world’s views (the isms). We are innocently believing the “good-sounding” things, living by them, and teaching them to others not realizing that they are an “ism” that deifies man and dethrones God.
As you listen, we hope that you will examine your heart to find where you may have believed in the doctrine of Secular Humanism. Allow God to reveal, renew, and restore your foundation in Christ.

Sufficiency of Scripture Part 4

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie Ratzlaff and Sharon Hoskins discuss the word of God as being Jesus Christ as described in the Gospel of John Chapter One.

 

 

Renewing our minds in the scriptures is actively growing in our relationship with the Lord. So, as Christians, if we are neglecting the word, then we are neglecting Jesus. Therefore we think that we can change the hard sayings of God’s Word (Jesus) to make us feel better, but Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I change not.” But, if we can’t change the hard sayings of God’s Word (Jesus) and refuse to hear them, then we become offended. Jesus said, “Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me” Matthew 11:6.
As you listen, we hope that you will examine your heart to find where you
can be strengthened in Christ and discover how truly sufficient the scriptures are for your daily life.

Sufficiency of Scriptures Part 3

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie Ratzlaff, and Sharon Hoskins discuss why Christians are deciding that the scriptures aren’t enough.

 

 

There are many Christian authors who give great commentary and share wonderful messages, but God wrote one book and it’s the greatest book ever written. The attack on that one Book; God’s written word, is at the core of changing our belief system (worldview).
Being a student of the Word is vital to establishing and maintaining a Biblical Worldview. Discussing the practical application of the scriptures to our hearts and lives.
As you listen, we hope that you will examine your heart to find where you can be strengthened in Christ and discover how truly sufficient the scriptures are for your daily lives.

Sufficiency of Scripture Part 2

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie Ratzlaff, and Sharon Hoskins discuss how the Bible is being attacked by the cultural belief system. Could it be that having the gift of God’s word has been taken for granted for far too long?

 

 

Changing the scriptures, deleting passages, removing words, are all things that Christians have discussed over the years. Now, we may find that even owning a Bible is a privilege. How often we have neglected to grab God’s word and hold it dear to our hearts as a precious treasure.
As you listen, we hope that you will examine your foundation to find where you can be strengthened in Christ and discover how truly sufficient the scriptures are for your daily lives.