Conceptualizing Christian Thought ~ Scienceoct [SOCT]
Many New Age and pagan spiritualists are teaching people that they can “create” with their minds. They mean that humans can perform “magic” of some sort. This is a superstitious teaching and basically amounts to belief in occult magick. The Bible does teach that there is power behind faith. True faith is the “faith once delivered” [Jude 3]. As true Christians we rely on the Bible for facts. The Bible does teach that our God given minds follow a pattern when developing and organizing our outer world.
Production of our thoughts follows a flow or channel which we could call “Thought Ascent” [TA]. Proper TA emanates from the human mind which has the indwelling Holy Spirit. We must understand that we as humans have been given a special mind gift of human reason and intellect (the “spirit of man”). We are created in the very “image of God”. We have a pattern in our being that is similar to God’s. Humans may organize thoughts to “create things” (put things together based on God’s operative physical laws) but God literally is able to create out of NOTHING (Hebrew: Ayin). We may build things from preexisting matter involving God’s established laws but we as humans cannot create out of NOTHING as occult science and New Age thought claims. Sadly, many are spending their money to see New Age Psychologists that are teaching nothing more than superstitious ‘hocus-pocus’.
God has given humanity a special thought process called “intellectualism” and or “human reason”. In this sense the human mind is the soil from which we manifest our actions. Human minds are the arena in which our personalities grow and develop. Character development is an ongoing process. God has provided us all a life machine and has given us a very sacred responsibility. True Christianity teaches that we are all miracles from God ~ created by Him and for Him.
In God’s love he allows us to live in the Arena of Choice. Mind is the human instrument through which the human will is manifested in the physical world. To the Christian, mind is the ship and the Holy Spirit the pilot. True Christians work with the indwelling Christ to become the “kings and priests”, the captains of potential destiny.
Look closely at this Scripture we find in the prophet Isaiah:
“All who are called (linked) to My name, Whom I have created, Formed and made for My glory.” - Isaiah 43:7
If we study this verse closely we can find out something extremely interesting about it. First we find that God’s name, His presence, is the link to the manifestations of His creation, His THOUGHTS. Everything is “linked” to God one way or the other. From Him and through Him “all things” are created. Here we find God ‘making’ and ‘doing’ straight from His will. Next He forms what He creates. God formed both man and woman. God created gender in His creation. Finally His thoughts manifest in a completion for purpose, they are made (completed).
In some ways we can break down the Thought Process of humans in the same way. This is a very simple way to understand some kind of structure for human thought process but I believe it will help you understand just how God made you a little better. Here is a basic (simple) conceptualizing of how our thought process works. Understand the speed at which this process works is usually very fast and thus not all portions of the process become conscious mechanisms but are instead subconscious reactions:
First: We may get a conscious thought. We then determine how important it is. Is it an abstract thought? Or what we might call a “concrete” or solid thought?
Second: The thought goes through the interest and disinterest processes. Our personality has much to do with all of this. Our predispositions and character traits will help determine.
Third: The thought rushes through our moral and emotional comprehensions. Here it starts to create itself in some shape.
Fourth: The thought takes on some physical manifestation ~ it is made.
Again, this is an extremely basic outline that gives an idea of the thought process - without a lot of details. But it helps you get an idea of the fact that we have been created with wonderful minds and many gifts that we take advantage of every day. Many older schools of human psychology have given a similar basic understanding of the thought process. I post this here to get you interested in how you were created. As Christians we have so much to be thankful for. God has given us so much understanding of Himself and His creation through the study of His word, the Holy Bible.
Jesus Christ’s church is still here today and is teaching His word to those who are called to Him. God wants His children to understand many things. He likes to watch us grow in our relationship with Him and all creation. Church of God ~ Speaking to the Remnant has so much PURE DOCTRINE to offer this fallen world if you would but take out time to search it out.