Simply Devoted to Jesus

Stop overcomplicating the gospel and live simply for Jesus.

Aaron Joseph Hall

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The gospel message isn’t complicated. It doesn’t take rocket science to understand. Anyone can hear it, understand it, and follow it regardless of their cultural or educational backgrounds. I want to live a life simply devoted to Jesus. We need to stop overcomplicating the gospel and live simply for Jesus.

Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 11:3:

“But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent” (NLT).

I fear so many people overcomplicate the gospel message and ultimately “corrupt” their devotion to Christ by getting caught up in pointless theological debates, legalism, and other tactics that divide rather than build the kingdom.

For many people, their simple devotion to Christ has been hijacked by the enemy of our souls. Instead of running with opportunities to bring people to Jesus, so many people and churches miss out on these incredible opportunities simply because one church’s or person’s theological beliefs don’t line up 100% with the other. One denomination can’t partner with another simply because their views on certain passages of Scripture differ. Do you love Jesus? Do you want people to come to Jesus? Then stop overcomplicating the gospel, set aside any minor issues that hinder the body coming together in unity for the cause of Christ, and be the church rather than acting like a worldly organization.

The world is full of division. We must get back to the truth and understanding that the church isn’t a building or organization of any kind. It’s a living organism. It’s not a place. It’s a group of people who know, love, and follow Jesus.

Some of the things that corrupts our simple devotion to Jesus are the topics of tongues, miracles (such as “does God still heal?”), and what eschatological* beliefs a person has. Arguing about tongues and miracles and eschatological* beliefs are disrupting and counterproductive in The Great Commission.

For example, a non-denominational church can partner with a Baptist church and a Baptist church can partner with a Pentecostal church with the same mission of telling people…

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Aaron Joseph Hall

I’m Aaron! I'm a Christian, husband, dad, & writer from South Florida. Read my writing: https://www.growingintruthdaily.org/