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deBunked: 2. God Doesn’t Mean What He Says

Many thanks to Gabi Bogdan for this great apologetic series of which I will post one video per day. From WilliamTyndale1

See deBunked: 1. There’s no evidence for God here

 

Tony Evans – The churches of Jesus Christ are too involved in the kingdoms of this world.

Tony Evans:

  • ” I would suggest to you, that much of the church of Jesus Christ has lost its legitimacy, because it’s become too involved with the kingdoms of this world”. 
  • I’d like to suggest today that there’s an absence of authority in the church of Jesus Christ”.

Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, TX, explains how the churches of Jesus Christ are too involved in the kingdoms of this world. Uploaded on Jan 25, 2012 by dallasseminary The message begins at the 7:15 minute mark.

Dr. Tony Evans compares christians to the referees on the field of a football team, whom he describes as the third team on the field. The first team being the home team, the second being the visiting team and the third being the referees who follow the rules of their commissioner.

Evans: God has a third team in history. A team of men and women, whose job it is to reflect down here the instructions given up there. They have been placed in history, by the commissioner, the Lord Jesus Christ, based on a book that they’ve been handed, to execute in time the values of eternity, to manifest in history the thought patterns of heaven.

The moment that this team starts listening to the conflicting voices around them, whether those voices are racial, or whether those voices are political, or whether those voices are even religious, but, they are conflicting with those instructions and this book and the commissioner, they lose their legitimacy. I suggest to you, that much of the church of Jesus Christ has lost its legitimacy, because it’s become too involved with the kingdoms of this world. That they have lost the stripes on their shirt because they have donned the jerseys of another order. That they are so in tune to what the crowd thinks, that it’s so influencing them in their decision, that they diminish or disregard the Book (Bible), and wonder why they are not getting any support from the commissioner (Jesus).

Jesus called a meeting. It was the only meeting that was scheduled in the 40 day increment between his resurrection and his ascension. Three groups attend the meeting. According to Matthew 28:16, it says the 11 disciples were there. 1 Corinthians 15 says that more than 500 brethren showed up. In order for 500 brethren to be in the same place, at the same time, it had to be a scheduled event. This was the only scheduled event, at the mountain that Jesus designated. So, 500 gathered there to get the departing words from their Savior.

There’s a third group that attends this meeting, because v. 20 says, „and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age”. Well, the age had not yet ended. So why don’t we mosy on up to the meeting since it is applicable to the age we live in. It says, they worshipped Him, but some were doubtful. But, the good news is that even the doubters were there. There are two kinds of doubters: Those that show up and those that don’t. The doubters, even with their question marks, even with their insecurities showed up to the worship service. After the worship, Jesus begins to speak and He hits them with a bombshell: All authority has been given unto Me, in heaven and on earth”. Translation: I’m in charge now. I am not only calling the shots in heaven, but, I am also calling the shots in history.

Unfortunately, so many christians have divided, illegitimately the two, when in Christ, you have the unique coming together of the two- heaven and earth. Some are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good. Others are so earthly minded that they are of  no heavenly good. But Jesus says, „I rule both realms and I’m in charge now”.

The greek word that He chooses to use for ‘authority’ is instructive. Rather than using ‘dunamis’, which is expressive of raw power, the greek word that He chooses the word ‘Exousia’ which is more expressive of authority. It’s emphasis is authority in legitimate hands. What Jesus Christ says today is: All authority is given to Me. I am the basis of divine authority to be manifested in history.

I’d like to suggest today that there’s an absence of authority in the church of Jesus Christ. And while we recognize hat there are misuses and extremes, in certain areas related to authority, that we’re not just here to pray and sing songs and have good feelings about the Lord. We’re here to suck down heaven so that it can be manifested in history, as Jesus taught His disciples to pray: Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth. As it is already operating in heaven. And Jesus says the authoritative transfer comes through Him. The question on the floor is: How do we piggy back on that authority? How do I get the right and the authority to overcome the powers of this age? For they are many, they are legion and they are great, the powers that would seek to destroy me, my family my children. The power that would seek to destroy our culture, our churches, our communities. And yes, even our nation. Where do we get our authority? (min 19:00)

Jesus instructs us to make disciples. This is not an option, this is a command. And the way you achieve that is you go, going, baptizing, and teaching. I would like to suggest that we have plenty of christians, but very few disciples. Plenty of people who go to church on Sunday, but, join their favorite team on monday. Plenty of people who will call Jesus Lord, without letting Him be Lord, (nor) the final decision maker, through the book He’s handed every official.

The word disciple in greek is a particularly interesting word. It was used in Greek culture. Plato had developed a series of thinking, thought that separated the spirit world from the physical world- the spirit world good, the physical world evil. He created this dichotomy in nature. You and I ,today call it secular and sacred. He greatly influenced a follower of his, a disciple named Aristotle. Aristotle took the thinking of Plato and organzied it, and arranged it into a systematic way of thinking. We know it as Aristotelian logic. And he built academies. These academies were schools to train young men and young women in the thinking of Plato, through the organization of Aristotle, so that when they entered the culture, they would reflect the world view that had been taught through this system of thought. So this school pumped out these young men and women.

So powerful and authoritative, and successful was this Greek thought, that when Rome defeated Greece and became the world power, they could not control the culture. They had the military machine, but Greece was still controlling the thinking. Because, infiltrated in this conquered land was a group of men and women who were functioning in a foreign land with the thinking of the home land.

That’s what a disciple is. It is a person who has conformed to a way of thinking and functioning based on the home land, even though they’re operating in a foreign land. You and I were not made to live in water. Fish live in water. That’s not our habitat. But when scuba divers have to go down, they’re in foreign territory. So what they do is they put a tank on their back. Inside the tank is oxygen. Because they know, to function in a foreign land, they need the resources of their mother land. In order to function down there, they need air from up here; so that they can be who they are down there, living, depending on what they receive form up here. They do not try to live like the fish.

You and I were created to sit alongside Jesus Christ, in heavenly places, getting His authoritative view on everything, executing it in history as disciples. We might define discipleship simply as this: That process by which men are conformed to the image of Christ. It is Christ owning more of me this year, than He owned of me last year. It is moving me from spiritual infancy to spiritual maturity, where I consistently make my calls on the field of life, based on instructions from above, through the book that has been handed me, in spite of the reactions I’m going to get form the environment in which those decisions have to be made.

The absence of discipleship has led to the absence of authority because Jesus Christ only transfers His authority to disciples, not to just christians. It is the absence of discipleship that has led to spiritual defeat. No matter how many sermons you preach, and classes you take, if there is not conformity to the image of Christ, through the process of discipleship, there is detachment from the authority of Jesus Christ. And if there is no authority, there is no spiritual victory.

What Jesus Christ is looking for, is a group of officials, who allow His thinking, His attitude, His perspective, His world view to run off on them. So no matter where you go in life, they get a recording of Jesus Christ. Because you look so much like the master. But, if the only time you look like the master is in church on Sunday, and when He can’t run off you, and His world view dominate you, then you don’t get His authority. And, without His authority, there is not answered prayer, there is not given spiritual victory, in spite of the fact that you’re on your way to heaven. Because spiritual authroity is nly transferred to disciples. (30:00)

In John 2 it says many believed on Him, but then it makes an interesting statement: But He would not commit Himself to them., because He knew what was in them. God has children He’s not committed to. Yes, He’s committed theologically, He’s committed positionally. But, I’m talking about pragmatically. He gives the execution of authority only to those associated with Him.

Go… that means don’t stay. It means that you are to march as My representatives. Don’t stay in church. „This worship service is over”, Jesus said.

He says, „Baptize them.” What does that mean. That means reclassify them. To be baptized means to be reclassified, it doesn’t mean to (just) get wet. It’s your initiation as a public representative. In other words, if you’re a secret agent christian, you have no authority. God is calling people to go public. And, if you are not a visible, verbal, follower of Christ, you can pray all you want. There’s no authority. There must be a public proclamation. There must be a public declaration.

He says, „Teach them”. What? Teach them how to live, it’s about execution, not information. And if there’s no execution, there’s no authority.

And then, Jesus closes with these words, „and Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age”. In Greek Jesus cites His name twice.  It’s „I, even I”. Why does He cite His name twice? He distinguishes Himself from the other two members of the trinity that were mentioned in the verses before (this verse). In other words, (Jesus says) „I have a unique relationship to disciples”. It is not, „I am with you in the hospital, I am with you if you’re sick… He’s talking about disciple making. And He says: When you are becoming and are replicating Me, the second member of the trinity (Jesus) carries a unique relationship with you. „I will be with you in a unique way”. What way? „I will be with you in the execution of spiritual authority”. When you and I express that kind of authority, and the world sees authority in operation, we’ve called graphic attention to who Jesus is.

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