For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself(not it the original letter) more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
History Through a Prism
We look at history through a prism that reflects the light into the variety of colors we see in the world today. The prism has divided the light into these colors, and we choose which color best suits our own needs and desires. The trouble is we no longer see the light, just the color of our own choosing as it is refracted, and we say this is the light that is good. One color by itself does not complete or represent the whole to bring the light. The one color by itself can never produce light!
Just as the first man and woman we have refracted the light, or measure of faith given us, only to apply the colors of the light that we want, to our existence. We take the light and only use what we want or desire, no longer being accountable to the whole, and we say this is our strength. But we are never complete, or sound in the mind, character, or the body. We are ravaged by the diseases of the mind, character, and body, and yet we continue to say we have the strength and wisdom to bend the light to our will and reset the color of our existence.
When the messenger from the Lord puts one foot on the land and the other on the sea and declares the time for repentance has expired, we will then be required to give an account for our existence. Our Christian language does not express the understanding as to our preparation for the coming of the Bridegroom, to use the analogy of Jesus in his parables. Because we have changed the preaching of the good news from repentance to accountability for our existence, to asking for forgiveness with no accountability, we are not prepared for his coming. Nor do we bring the good news of Jesus that life eternal is the reward to those who have taken accountability for the wrong we have done to our existence and repented.
The reflection of the accounts given to us in the Torah, the Prophets, and the historical accounts passed down, along with the letters written by many others from the time of Christ until now, shows how we have refracted the light and splintered the message into many different colors. Each bringing their own message of the good news they deem right in their own eyes. We have based our whole concept of existence on a mystery that cannot be founded in reality or relationship. We saw the pure light in Jesus but have since set the prism between him and us to define our existence. The prism reflects the many theological doctrines that have splintered the light into the colors of religion and denominationalism.
When will we remove the prism of our theological colors to simply see Jesus in the true light of existence given to us by our Father? As we continue to follow the colors the light is refracted more and more so that all that’s left is the black of darkness, the absence of light! We have looked through the prism for so long that we no longer see light but simply the mystery of the colors, ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.