We Have the Mind of Christ

by Henry M. Morris

Although humanistic intellectuals often scoff at the Christian intellect, the fact is that it is only the born-again Christian who is able really to understand spiritual truth, for "the god of this world hath blinded the minds [or thoughts'] of them which believe not" (2 Cor. 4:4). By the miracle of the new birth, however, received through faith in Christ, the believer is "transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Rom. 12:2). In fact, "we have the mind of Christ" (1 Cor. 2:16). The potential of a renewed, Christ-honoring, scripturally submissive mind is tremendous. In the first place, said the Lord Jesus, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy Godwith all thy mind" (Matt. 22:37). Secondly, one must have implicit faith in the Word of God: "Neither be ye of doubtful mind. O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken" (Luke 12:29; 24:25). One should also "Put onhumbleness of mind" (Col 3:12) and seek to discipline his mind-that is "gird up the loins of your mind, be sober" (1 Pet. 1:13). Along with this should be developed mature thinking-"in understanding be men" (1 Cor. 14:20). That potential is implicit in the great truth that in Christ "are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2:3). We, therefore, should seek to bring "into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5). Certainly we should not allow our minds to dwell on the "vain imaginations" of those "professing themselves to be wise" (Rom. 1:21-22) in the "wisdom of this world," which will soon "come to naught" (1 Cor. 2:6). It is we, not they, to whom God has given a "sound mind"!
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