Your Feelings Don’t Really Matter

When Luke Skywalker  first learned that Darth Vader was his father, he refused to believe it.  “Search your feelings,” Vader said, “you know it to be true.”  And Luke believed.  Unfortunately, truth doesn’t actually work like that, despite what many Christians will tell you.  Go ahead.  Ask one how they know their beliefs are correct.  Odds are they will tell you that it just feels right or that they can feel it in their bones that it’s correct or some other variant of feeling. Uh-huh.  You know how the Mormons know what they believe is true?  They just feel it.  You know how abortionists often rationalize their actions being good?  It just feels like the right thing to do.

Another good one is that some Christians tell you that they listen to their heart.  Shouldn’t they know that their heart is a damn liar?  I mean, they are Christians after all.  I dunno, maybe they just have a good feeling that they’re right.

My friends, the truth is that your feelings don’t really matter because they do not determine truth.  If you want to know if what you believe is correct, pick up a Bible and compare your beliefs with scripture.  Do the work of a Berean.  If your feelings line up, awesome.  But if they don’t, you might have to come to grips with the hard truth.  So go ahead and search your feelings, just don’t expect them to be honest with you.

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7 thoughts on “Your Feelings Don’t Really Matter

  1. Eliza says:

    The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it? Only God can search and test the heart and He does so by His Spirit through the living and active Word of God, the Bible. God bless you:)
    http://holdingforthhisword.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/the-bible-informs-our-faith/

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  2. Greg Eilers says:

    I wish you had a wide audience – the kind of audience of fill-in-the-blank-with-the-name-of-anyone-with-star-power – to read your posts.

    I always ask people to find the Bible verse that tells us to search our feelings, or that our heart will lead the way, etc. There ain’t any.

    You nailed it, Brad.

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  3. Pastor Nielsen says:

    I’m not sure how I FEEL about this.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. undercoverevangelist says:

    Reblogged this on Undercover Evangelist.

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