Monday, February 6, 2012

Christians Without Christian Minds

"The mind's activity has been compared to 1,000 switchboards, each big enough to serve New York City, all running at full speed as they receive and send questions and orders. Put another way, there is more electronic equivalent in one human brain than in all the radio and television stations of the entire world put together!"

"The dizzying potential of the human mind reaches its apex in the possibility of possessing the mind of Christ through the ministry of the Holy Spirit - a possibility affirmed by Paul when he said, "But we have the mind of Christ" - a mind which is constantly renewed (cf. 1 Corinthians 2:16 and Romans 12:2). No computer will ever be able to think God's thoughts, nor will any device ever be able to know the heart of God or do His works. But the mystery which resides between our ears has this capacity. Indeed, it was created for this - to have the mind of Christ."

"This cosmic potential of the believer's mind introduces the great scandal of today's church: Christians without Christian minds, Christians who do not think Christianly - a tragic fact is far more true of professing Christian men than woman, as we shall see."

R. Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man, pp. 71-72