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Dangers of Mainstream Thinking Part 1

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December 13, 2020 4:00 pm

Dangers of Mainstream Thinking Part 1

Man Talk / Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr.

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December 13, 2020 4:00 pm

Welcome to Man Talk, with your Hosts Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr. The discussion over the next two weeks concerns Christians, mainstream thinking, and the dangers that come with it.

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This is the Truth Network welcome to man talk brought to you by T8 W CM is talking and walking Christian men's ministry where they are devoted to breaking down the walls of race, age, challenging them to take their God assigned as our host will Hardy and Roy Jones Junior, a black guy and a white man. We are back again and Roy to see your smiling face. It's always good to see you as well will you can see my :-) it's good to be back with you will. It's always a pleasure.

God is good as he always is. I just love them and love what is going with the ministry love what is going for all of the men who are listening and how they are helping their families know get through this thing. Yeah, it's a very difficult year has been a very difficult year and I know talk about people today in last several days. They're excited about upcoming holidays you know just the even though it's still a little bit restraint for most families, but still just to have a little bit of downtime because most people try to pull off an extra few days from the weekend we can between Christmas and New Year's and I'm one of those folks, except for those meetings. No snow conference calls. I'm pretty excited about that for a few days.

Praise God today Roy we want to talk about the thinking how people think, you know it's it's really a challenge.

I think for the born-again believer to separate how they think from the world versus Christ it's a it's a gap there. You know it's a bit because because we function you know in such a way as that we want to just get out what we want to say, not really considering how these words are going to affect the person that we are speaking them to or people who hear them. That's around us or how they will affect us as an individual. Yeah, the person speaking and can easily be negatively impacted by those words right as well. We talked in the past will about this cognitive dissonance with where the mind starts to think like to behave much the behavior around behavior mastermind right and I think that's what you're referring to this very thing. If people can't differentiate you in terms of your social media platform, your actions, your words, your there's no fruit Monday through Saturday like we often talk about.

You should question yourself if your we were talk about this right before the show started. What is your fate's Facebook page look like and I'm not a Facebook person but I know enough about to watch people restaurants flipping through hundreds of Facebook post still talking to their spouse or children. What is your Facebook look like does it reflect the word of God as it reflect you as a follower of Christ as it reflect reflect you as a born-again Christian and if the answer is no, or I don't know that there's a problem you need to be challenging yourself to get cleaned up and let people see the inside of you instead of the worldly and that's unless they don't want people to see. That's a whole another issue exactly what I'm just saying you have to factor that email and data may very well be the problem we talked about based on what were saying it's in social media today. What were sitting across the country and in the world I would tend to agree with you that's more more the issues that people really don't want anyone to know about the cyber life and you know you know what Jesus said about what is less look valid.

A byword you know it. If you deny me before men, not value for the father writes, you will not be known before the father and paraphrasing the point B and distant if you know if you're not willing to stand up for who you are in the fall of Christ that your then you need to really reevaluate right absolutely absolute ants and see what we talk about mainstream thinking mainstream thinking we we have to put a definition around it because all or else people will get confused now mainstream think it could be something as simple as when we talk about life. Okay you get born you go to school you graduate you go to college you get married you get a house you have to .3 children.

I'm still trying to figure out that point. I was in my quest to help a child so so you have the 2.3 children and then you know you get get the house get on and in you just continue on with the rest of your life so so that could be mainstream but what we're talking about is mainstream thinking with respect to things that the society has embraced that are totally against what the word of God teaches and will when we talk about mainstream thinking into very point they were people of the doctor this the ability to rationalize rationalize that thought process right to rationalize that mainstream approach to life is that everybody else is doing.

It's okay you that they've got the salvation secured in their mind, but they failed to realize that you're supposed to live that out in everyday life right and living out his key.

It is the key and also we talk about mainstream thinking or just mainstreaming you talking about reflecting or being compatible with the prevailing attitudes or values of a society or a group. Let's talk about that. What are the prevailing attitudes and values. Just within the US, we will we've been through statistics over several shows back that showed what Christians quote unquote today believe or don't believe Noah was 60%, 65% didn't believe there were absolutes exactly and then some gum. Just try to go off mirror with the number was on which if there's not an absolute and how can there be a right or wrong.

If there is no absolute how can there be right or wrong exactly so the rationalization of the absolute see when you when you remove the absolute from the equation. Now you have your own interpretation exactly that's what were in the middle of today right you know 25 years ago.

Drugs were legal things that are going on society was not right now 25 years forward. Drugs are now legal. Getting more more legalized right where one of those turkeys so well that sucks. That's a debatable issue. Well, it's not debatable if it alters the mind and leads and other things.

Or if it's just the fact we we can down the society and the other thought process long long with that will take exactly right. So, because society's views are often conflict with the Scripture most often yes and that that in and of itself. I believe will will tell the tale on why we should not be born-again believers should not be engaging ourselves or embracing things that directly go against the word of God. So I have some scriptures here. Proverbs 16 and to all the ways of a man are clean or pure in his own eyes, but God weighs the spirits right so whatever a man does. He thinks it's okay and in it comes down again tonight.

Rationalization see he's rationalizing his point that what I'm doing is okay and I and of course they love to say this as long as it's not hurting anyone yet, but it is it is hurting is hurting you is the individual as the end of a startling testimony in the don't do that sometimes we talk about the Oswald Chambers quote quite often ribbon does not work. Source touches you may not even know the damages doing to others that are watching you right in there that observing you if you're doing something that you think is okay and you rationalizing them on. You may have no clue what the damages beyond beyond what you can see and see and that is dangerous thing because our next verse Proverbs 21 and two, says every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but God weighs the heart so it's it's the heart of man that's weighed in his motive behind why he is doing what he's doing.

So God is looking. He's weighing that motive, you are motivated to do whatever it is you do. For whatever reason that you you choose to justify it or if you allow the spirit of God to lead you in doing it so that it would benefit the kingdom of God right now. Let's rewind for second will you a few moments to talk about. If it goes against the word of God and a lot of mainstream thinking invested in another. I would go back to challenge the folks in listing and invite them to get more into the word, especially since you were talk about man talk men. That's the biggest deficit right is is reading the Bible, we know that we we've heard it time and time again as a whole population of followers of Christ men struggle with quite time and struggle with getting in the word Gregory that's we've got to get ground and if you don't have the word in you because everything that you do should be governed by your action should be governed by the word of God leading you should be in out and if it's not then you need to take a self inventory of your life in a self inventory of the way that your thinking so that your actions can line up with the person who you say you are and if you say you are born again believer if you say your representative of Jesus Christ and you want to advance the kingdom and you want to promote Jesus Christ, then your life needs to reflect that and you should be set apart, you really should be set apart and that's what it comes down to, are you willing to be set apart from society or from the mainstream thinking or from the world because wishes to be in the world but not of the world right so are you willing to be set aside.

That's the question will and see that that's setting aside a course when we say that that's that's the sanctification part. You know so so you you were sanctified in Eli. People say well and safe sent five field with the Holy Ghost. Well, if you are sanctified truly sanctified and God has indeed set you apart to do his will, and to advance the kingdom of God, then why do we have so many issues when it comes to the born-again believer in and and how their thinking is aligning out more with the world rather than with the word of God well I think it's multiple reasons rightly back to rationalization this what I want to do so. Therefore going to do it therefore rationalizes second thing is worried about how it's going to impact the relationships with the people that are believers right they don't want to be viewed as the oddball of the personality yes and so it if were going to be set aside. It's okay to be God.

We need to be the I do not agree to special today's time and end we are peculiar people, the word of God saving a man only if I'm peculiar to the world, then I'm viewed I should be viewed as high and looked at out in that and that shouldn't bother you as a born-again believer should not be proud of you folks were about to come to break your with interest your mental radio podcasts will be right back to your CM and would love to have you join their community of men for breakfast every first and third Friday of every month, Bible discussions and fellowship after the best breakfast in town meeting location is at their gracious posterior First Christian Church in Kernersville, 1130 N. Main St. encouraged him a hard start at 7 o'clock on a hard stop at 8 o'clock.

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Talk about your wise people seem motive thinking them on the mainstream lines right there are people in this channel if you will, are they in this particular stream of thought process and actions if you listen to the program.

All were trying to do is challenge you to set yourself apart to look at inwardly and also look at outwardly of how you're being pretrade your per train yourself to others in do you truly represent a follower of Christ, and if he if you can't say yes. The net says okay it's time for Paul's them reflecting what do I need to change so that I am more clearly seen and defined as a follower of Christ and don't let your self be swept up with the Facebook posts 10 what people are saying in an all all of the. The joke send the pictures that that that are unseemly, don't. Don't let your self be swept up with those things and engage them because once you start looking at things like that in allowing your mind to be entertained by these things, then you will be pulled in by the very nature of what these things do and how they change your thinking and so that's what were talking about mainstream thinking is you know I'm going to give her a piece of my mind or give him a piece of my mind will give that person a piece of my mind and so when you start acting and in reflecting with these type of characteristics. What does that say about your character well doesn't speak very well of your character right.

At least for if a person will be a measure of his biblical standards in today's standards. Mainstream thinking this way that's good for that person are strong-willed or not, will get pushed around, rather than looking okay, what's the impact what they just did her with the dissent, so goes back the other piece.

We need to talk about on these lines before you do these types of things before you respond or anything should always ask yourself is this a wise decision and what is going to be the collateral risk or damage to me saying this or me looking at this or me doing this. If you ask yourself those questions then you should come to a conclusion.

If you truly fall in the heart of Christ, and you chasing after God.

You should come to the conclusion that it's either good thing or to backing. If it's a bad thing the needed stairway from if it's a good thing you need. It glorifies God, and it glorifies you walk in Christ, then you should move ahead with it and see and don't don't use excuses that well you know I'm just not strong enough because what happens is the enemy plays upon that type of thought process he uses it against you to say okay you can fall back on that each and every time you get into a situation to where you are not trusting in God you looking more at the situation rather than looking at God and saying that I want to get out of this valley and start climbing once again to the mountaintop and and proclaim the gospel when and cause a price and Willis talk about if God could sacrifice himself condemns man God is the Son of Man effort to show his love for us in the least we can do is try to dial in our behavior and our and our words and truly reflect the word of God and love Christ would not agree absolutely because we can't allow ourselves to get into a pattern. See up up in and what happens is once you enter into this route of mainstream thinking and and that the world starts pulling you in that direction and you you don't necessarily see any immediate repercussions as you start to steer in this direction then you become more comfortable because look, listen to what the word of God says in second Timothy chapter 2 Celie three verses one through six but know this, that in the last days perilous times will come for man will be lovers of themselves as strong lovers of money, bolsters proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents, year, we see that unthankful on the holy unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despise there is of good haters, headstrong Hardy, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away so see me that says it all, that if you allowing yourself to be engaged in any of these things in this my brothers and sisters. If you listening this is not a complete list so just don't say well I'm I'm not guilty of any of those things on the list. I release my Nintendo plot bag exactly exactly. So don't.

It is not an egg. A complete list but it is a list I think that covers the things that God wanted Timothy to know. This is why he gave them to Postel Paul through this letter when your will. It says back to the start of the Scripture.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. So last days. Folks, we know that the less they started the day after Jesus rose so we knew the clock started in right so it started and were now 2000+ years down the road since his resurrection, so we are in the last days word closer today than they were 2000 years ago. We don't know when the times, but think about this if it was go back to this will lovers of themselves and so what is this whole Facebook thing about it's about yourself. It's about promoting yourself. It's about idolizing himself it's about all those things include them does, save every last Facebook page about the MC. Generally speaking, the essence is what's going on in my life. I want everybody to see it on Sierra everybody to know who I am how good a looker don't look at what's it what's what my opinion about stuff is so basically it's all about you exact as as a Facebook participant and you see and you see will you see individuals on here you and you know they might be promoting their business and then all of a sudden you you will see a post that they make such a such start hating on me because I got a hair salon or barber shop or something like this I and and took me to this point and I'm saying so what what does that do to you from the fact that you have been successful in this way, what is it doing to you well and then that's one piece of it now. Then the next is lovers of money, so if it's a people hating on me because I'm successful. So now is lovers of money, well, if you're what was Jesus essence is about loving others and serving others was never about him. I'll be at the other times it became about him for whatever it was but it was never about him, never, never about him you know those against him try to make about him in there. Even the disciples in some of their behaviors in which we saw how that was so but and bolsters proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful and holy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despises of good. Now let's list list stop right there for won't despise use of good what is that look like you know I guess with income resonated wills were going through.

This is what it look like today. In practical terms of some the things were talking about whether these are the very things that it looks like you know there is good is gone away and when you try to stand up for good. What happens people despise you people attack you people say that's not right, everybody should be willing or able to do what they want to do if it makes him feel good in a course that goes back to what we just read in Proverbs 16, two, and 21 to you all the ways of a man are clean or pure in his own eyes out. He don't see anything wrong with what he's doing. This is why he's doing in a course he's using justification behind you and wording inward to the Eisley to God's lead to the brain right brain test processes.

Therefore the brains rationalizing these ill-gotten behaviors or mainstream. It's okay ways of thinking it's okay. I'm not hurting anybody. Again, this is what they say This Reflect Back Your Folks. What Were Trying to Lose Is Get You Thinking. If You're Listening to Get You Thinking and Reflect on Your Own Life and What You're Protruding out in Public and to Him in Private to to Your Family Are They Seeing the Person of God That You Claim to Be If You're Not the Person of God and You're Just Have To Turn It to the Show Today. Don't Let That Deter You from Becoming a Follower of Christ Because That's the Very Thing It Were All Forgiven, We All Have the Opportunity to Repent and Follow Christ to Don't Let That Be a Deterrent. You've Turned in Here about What They Were Doing Should Be Doing, but Were Just Challenging This What This Is All about.

It's about Mantle to Iron Sharpens Iron Right Exactly and so One Man Shows Another so That's What's Important Right so Don't and Don't Allow Your Self Say That I've Never Thought in a Mainstream Way Because Because When You Say That It It Gives the Notion That You Never in Your Life Took the Side of Something of Some Issue That Went against God's Word Is a so so and and We Have May Have Done This Thing Purposely or Just Unconsciously, but We Have Done It. All of Us Have Took This Line of Thinking and and We Have To We Have To Ensure That Our Thought Process Line up with the Word of God and and but That That One That You Mention Despises of Good We're We're Seeing That I Think in the Things That Are Happening around the Country Right Now. Roy Lets a Mainstream Thought Process Right There Is.

Everything's Been Twisted.

You Know It in the Followers of Christ Are Really Being Attacked Right Because of Being Seen As Extremist Because They're Saying Certain Things Should Be Allowed to Happen and in Their Redefining A Lot Of Terms.

Yes, That the Word of God Specifically Says It's This and so They've Taken What the Word of God Says, and Now They've Twisted That Thing to Make It Appear As Though Society Is on My Side and Society Embraces This so It Must Be Good Succeed so They Play Flip That around to Say What I'm Doing Now Is What Society Is Embracing Is Okay and What You Are Saying to Me about What I Shouldn't Be Doing Is Not Okay. Well, That's the Whole Thing Right Has Become Wrong, Wrong, like Scripture Tells Folks, If You're Listening Today and You Have Made a Decision to Follow Christ Is a Very Simple Process. We Just Tell You This to Admit in the Center Recognize That Jesus Christ Died for You Because He Loved You and the Rose on the Third Day, so It Gives Us Eternal Salvation Asking in Your Heart Grab onto Body Believers Start Following Christ. And If You If You Want to Start Start Reading the Book of John and Let God Bless You As We Wrap up Today Show. Be Assured That TA W CMM Talking and Walking Christian Men's Ministry Is Building a Community of Men Christ Followers with a Desire to Be Servant Leaders in Their Homes, Communities, Churches and Work Environments. Check out Our Website for Upcoming Events of Regularly Scheduled Meetings Drop Is a Note for Topics That You Would like to Have Us Visit in the Future. Thank You for Joining Us on Man Talk Today. Visit Us at men walking the talk. This is the Truth Network

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