Why Simple Faith?
Simple faith in Christ holds more power than any complex doctrine. Simple faith in Christ wards off the enemy’s mental subtleties. Simple faith in Christ keeps the believer authentic, true, and pure. Let us not be charmed by a complex faith. Complex faith requires the questioning of simple scripture. Complex faith exalts itself above others. Paul warns the Corinthians against listening to the teaching of complex faith. He says, “I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3)
Corinth was a place founded on the love of human knowledge, philosophy (human wisdom), and humanism. The message preached by Paul came against this grounded belief system; therefore leaving the Corinthians vulnerable to question him, and possibly return to any teaching that appealed to those things previously mentioned. Due to the religious path of many, the message of Grace appears to come against religious doctrine. Therefore, leaving those newly arrived to the revelation of grace vulnerable to religiosity. Paul absolves the power of false teaching, and the power of religious posturing when he says, “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (1 Cor 2:2)
Oh, the power there is in simplicity. Oh, the humility that resides in simplicity. “Christ and Him crucified!” Why “Christ and Him crucified?” Because Christ “Is the way, the Truth, and the Life.” Crucified, because His crucifixion is where exchange from the “Old Man” to “the New Creation” took place. Religion is complex and never ending. Grace is simple, powerful, and gives rest. It really is just that Simple!