thought Police

There is a type of “thought policing” that takes place that is detrimental to our efforts to mature in Christ.  Some people, for various reasons, believe that “contending” for the faith means excluding others who disagree.  In effect, they become “thought police” by deciding what is “correct” or “acceptable”.  Often times, they say they do this to “protect” others from deception.

However, the basic error is that they should not be in the “thought policing” business in the first place.  Leading and guiding people into all truth is the business of the Holy Spirit.  People should be brought up to know the voice of God and to follow His voice and ignore false voices…on there own.  If ministers concentrated on teaching their people to hear God’s voice we wouldn’t need “thought policing” in the first place.

Getting rid of the thought police

This, of course, would mean that the present “thought police” would lose their position.  This, in my view, would be a wonderfully freeing development for the body of Christ.  However, leaving each person to be taught directly by God often times strikes fear in the opinion police.

This website was borne out of a need to find somewhere free of the “thought police”.  Here I can say what God puts on my heart without being dogpiled by seeking to silence me.  I used to write on other sites thinking that some would benefit from the insight that I shared.  Unfortunately, these places were always so strongly held by the local “thought police” that the discussions quickly became vile and corrosive.  The “thought police” became so shrill and personal that neither I nor anyone else could get a word in edgewise.

Do not judge another man’s servant

In the end, the “thought police” simply have to go.  They serve no function other than to hinder the body of Christ’s maturity.  They wreak havoc amongst those who would follow after the Holy Spirit and mature into the perfect man of Ephesians.  I used to try to believe that such self-appointed arbitrators of truth had the best intentions in mind. However, nowadays I simply believe they are, at the very least, unknowing pawns of the devil.

Be that as it may, we all have to seek God for ourselves. We alone must give an account for our lives before the great white throne of God’s Judgement.  Let us focus on our personal relationship with our Father and turn a deaf ear to the thought police.

S