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S4E3: Feelings - "I am not moved by how I feel"

Saturday, July 24, 2021

As I mentioned in other post, and videos, The Word of Faith movement is an occult (Season 2, Episode 1). While I totally believe in the Holy Spirit's power to perform miracles through believers (1 Corinthians 12:1-15), I also believe that there are many churches and people who claim to be Christian, who are doing things outside of God wills, and without having a relationship with God, and are only focused on the supernatural. Thus, they are occults in disguise (Matthew 7:15-23). I believe most of these churches will deny they are occults, because their hearts have been harden, and their minds blinded by falsehood and pride. 

The occult, in the broadest sense, is a category of supernatural beliefs and practices which generally fall outside the scope of religion and science, encompassing such phenomena involving otherworldly agency as mysticism, spirituality, and magic. - Occult definition via Google.

Unfortunately, like most, I grew up thinking that The Word of Faith movement was Christianity. It wasn't until Jesus intentionally allowed me to go through many trials as a Christian, that I realized that the Word of Faith movement doctrine is really wrong. At one point, I believed these ministers over the world of God (Martha's moments: Why do we have trials & tribulations as believers?). One of the slogans from the founder of the Word of Faith movement is "I am not moved by how I feel." As I briefly mentioned in Season 1 of Martha's Talk, this statement is really wrong, and here's why:

  • Compassion is a feeling - Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another's suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. Compassion is not the same as empathy or altruism, though the concepts are related.
If we are not moved by how we feel, then we will never be moved when we see the suffering of others, whether Christians or non-believers, we will not do anything to help alleviate the sufferings of others. Also, people who say they are not moved by their feelings, tend to bottle up their feelings by pretending that they don't have them, in order to appear to be a "good," Christian. Guess who was often moved by his feeling of compassion? JESUS! Read the following scriptures:
So naturally, you may want to ask me,if not being moved by how we feel is not correct. Then should we be moved by how we feel? The answer to that question is it depends. There are a lot of reasons we feel the way that we do, I happen to believe that a lot of us have the feelings that we have towards something or someone because of trauma, specifically childhood trauma. The only person that can sort out our feelings and make sense of it, is Jesus! So, when you are feeling something, whether compassion, heart break, anger, etc, I'd suggest that you lay down on your bed with no noise, and talk outloud to Jesus about everything you're feeling. If you feel like you hate someone but don't know why, be honest with Jesus and literally say out loud "Jesus, I feel like I hate XYZ, but I don't know why. Are these feelings real? What am I to do with these feelings." Meanwhile, because we know how we are to treat others as Christians, we should try our best to show love, while allowing Jesus to help us sort through how we feel, which btw, could take months or even years.

Note: Faith is not a feeling, but if we do not feel like we have faith, we should not ignore that feeling but rather talk to God about it (S4E2: The Robot of Christianity). The same is true about love.

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