It took me a long while and it really saddens me that it took me this long to realize it. The way i believe i’m smart, how did i not figure it out?They are right, they’ve always been right. This Christianity thing is brainwash! It’s good I caught on to it now though because imagine going through the rest of my life not conscious of the fact that I was being brainwashed.
Imagine going through life thinking my brain was fine and needed no washing. My goodness Hehehe Brainwashed I am and brainwashed I will continue to be because that’s exactly what I need. My Pastor mentioned brainwashing weeks ago and this post unfolded, He mentioned it again 2 days ago and I said yup it’s time to post it hehe. If you for a moment thought I was a backslider, I apologize! You guys know I like to be silly. Are we being brainwashed though? We sure are. Being conformed to this world, we’ve had our minds corrupted, diluted, dirtied, configured to be anti-God. When we become believers it is necessary for our minds to be washed clean. For our minds to be formatted and rebooted because there is no way, no how we can walk the ways of God and live according to His standards with our old mindsets.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.- Romans 12:2
When we look at the scripture above, it mentions that to be transformed into this new kingdom, our minds need to be made anew? Given a cleanse or a wash, no? We do this by the word like we see in Ephesians 5:26 and also like Jesus said in Luke “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” The word of God is life and it causes a cleanse in our devil/worldly programmed minds, so again yes, Christianity is brainwashing but not the kind of brainwashing the world presents it to be.
Before we come to Christ, everything we know , learn, believe is born from the world. Our motivation, definitions and standards are all world-provided. We are fed these things both consciously and unconsciously by the world. Truth bomb: there is NOTHING that the world gives that has place or room in the kingdom of God. There is nothing the world teaches us or presents to us that has kingdom value or eternal value. It might take you a while and you’d have to say it over and over for a long while to get it sunk in. There is nothing you gain from the world that profits you in the kingdom of God so for God to do a good work in you, for you to recognize, accept and do His will for you on earth, yup you guessed right, there has to be a whole cleanse and washing of our soul where our minds dwell.
Our soul is the number one resistance to the will of God. Scripture says in Romans 8:7 that the carnal mind is enmity against God. If God says ‘A’ your carnal mind says ‘9’. They don’t speak the same language, they don’t want the same things, they aren’t connected to the same source. That’s why all through scripture, we are beseeched to bring our souls under submission for washing and cleansing because if we don’t renew our minds with the Word of God, it will lead us astray.
Truth bomb: there is NOTHING that the world gives that has place or room in the kingdom of God
Let me use an example with love & relationships since that’s what catches our attention. Guys, it’s why when scripture says marriage is a spirit to Spirit covenant with God and has no agenda to feed your flesh, you can’t understand. Not that you don’t want to, you can’t! You’ve had years and years of worldly brainwash to believe that marriage is merely a rite of passage, to believe that we can have personal reasons to get married, that our flesh should at least have a say or two in our choice, to believe benefits of marriage as the reasons for marriage and that’s exactly where our problems start. When we come to Christ, we fail to understand that every area of our lives need a renewing, that our understanding of things and ways of God are abstract to the carnal mind. That’s why it’s a fight to understand that taking the world’s projection of marriage and sprinkling Jesus on it would not work. You need to breakdown the whole worldly foundation you built consciously and unconsciously and figure out God’s thoughts and ways through the revelation of scripture.
So yes, we are being brain washed, washed by the water of the word (Ephesians 5:26) so we can be presented to Christ, without spot, wrinkle and worldly influence, so that we can be holy and ready to do the will of Him that sent us here. The next time someone accuses you of being brainwashed by Christianity, GASP (the dramatic hand on chest, mouth widely opened kind) and ask them how they knew hehe but really, to live life and live it abundantly and faithfully, we need to study the Word to understand the mind of God and what He expects us to become. The world has done a great number on us, it’s painted pictures that seem lovely but they are anti-God in every form and from every angle. We need the washing! We need the Word! We need the renewal and we need it badly!