About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
One thing I have
noticed over the years is that some Christians are one topic Christians.
For example, all they want to talk about is end time Bible
prophecy, abortion, baptism, or whatever.
At times I have been approached to concentrate my teaching on end time
Bible prophecy, but I can't. I
attempt to be a balanced Biblical based believer.
I like what the
Apostle Paul said in Acts 20:27. I
believe it is relevant to what I am saying.
After telling the elders at
There is more to
the entire counsel of God than just prophecy, abortion, baptism, or
whatever. Majoring on one
thread of Biblical truth at the neglect of the multi-threaded truth of
Scripture is problematic. Paul
was not an unbalanced Biblical believer, and neither should we be one.
We need to know the full extent of God's counsel and allow the Holy
Spirit to implement it into our teaching and into our lives.
This cannot be attained apart from a progressive and balanced
understanding of Biblical truth, which really, is our spiritual food by
which we live and grow as Christians.
In Matthew 4:4
Jesus told us that we do not live on bread alone but by every word that
proceeds from the mouth of God. I
maintain that "every word" means "every word," not
just "some words." It
is in every word that we find the entire counsel of God and every word is
found in every page of the Bible. Being
Biblically balanced, therefore, provides the spiritual nutrition that
brings one into spiritual maturity. Of
course, being Biblical balanced presupposes that one is Biblically
We all realize that a balanced and nutritious diet is needed to maintain a healthy body. Living on fruit alone, as healthy as fruit is, will do little to keep your body in good health. The same is true with our spiritual growth. Living in Biblical balance will not only do wonders for your growth as a Christian, it will cause you to be the effective witness for Jesus that you were called to be.
the individual being in Biblical balance, the local church should also be
Biblically balanced, thus creating an atmosphere for growth among all of