A Form of Godliness

United States
October 19, 2012 3:53pm CST
2 Timothy 3:5 having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof, from such turn away... I want to vent here a minute after watching an old show on Oprah. I don't even recall the guest who was on the show, but in essence she was trying to give spiritual advice w/o even believing in God. It was so confusing Oprah said she needed to stop the show because it appeared her audience didn't really understand what was being said. At this point one lonely christian woman spoke up and she stood firm on the bible despite opposition coming from Oprah, her guest and the audience as a whole. It made me to think: yeah she is able to bring some good points, but there is no "power" or "depth" to what she is saying. It all seemed watered down. Immediately this scripture came to mind. The words seem to be godly, seems to be true, seems to be good and just, but at the same time, God is not in it.
2 responses
• United States
20 Oct 12
When I worked in corrections there is something that my supervisor always told us. She would always say: "God don't like Ugly." and "If God ain't in it, it ain't no good". People can quote scripture all day long, but if they don't believe what they are saying, then it holds no substance. It may be Gods words and it may hold truth, but if God's not in it, like you said, it holds no depth or power. Thank you for this post.
@peavey (16487)
• United States
19 Oct 12
I have witnessed that. The words are right, the application is right, but the person isn't connected to the Spirit and the words, regardless of their appropriateness, fall flat. It's like saying, "I'm sorry," when you're not. The words are right and the event is right, but the apology is nonexistent because there is no feeling, no spirit, no reality behind them. When one experiences what God is saying or has said about certain situations, then the words come with the power of spiritual knowledge and are backed by the Holy Spirit.