Jesus is Enough

Jesus is Enough

While reading from Reunion by Bruxy Cavey there is a section titled Jesus. Period.

Jesus is Enough

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In Reunion I read:

Julie loved Jesus, and because of her generous spirit, she was trying to bring every other faith system she appreciated into her love relationship with Jesus. Her spiritual thinking was a mixture of the teachings of Jesus, Buddha, stuff that sounded like Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, a dash of Sufi poetry of Rumi, a drizzle of the environmental consciousness of Wicca, and a sprinkle of Hindu philosophy from her favourite yoga instructor […] Theologians call is syncretism: mashing together different faiths to get the one we like.

This part of the book grabbed my attention because I used to do the same thing. Taking the parts of the religions/belief systems that made sense to me and making my own.

I thought it made sense at the time but what the book continued to say puts it all into perspective.

Jesus is Enough

[…] she was relating to Jesus as though he were one of God’s messengers, one of God’s prophets, one of God’s self-revelations, and one of God’s ways for us to know his heart. But that isn’t what Jesus taught about himself.

The author continues a little later:

Julie was engaged to be married at the time. Ted asked her if she loved her fiancé, and of course she affirmed that she did. He then asked her if she was planning on marrying any other men as well. […] I know Tom is the only man you want to marry, but how about boyfriends? How many men do you hope to date on the side over the years while you’re married to Tom? […] Why do you think it would be a dumb idea to plan on dating men on the side once you’re married to Tom? Ted asked. Because it would be deeply insulting to him and emotionally confusing to me, Julie answered. Tom is enough. Julie had just answered her own question.

When you put it like that, it makes perfect sense. Tom is enough for Julie. Jesus is enough for me. There are parts of religions I’ve been a part of in the past that I still like. But I can’t mix them with Jesus if I truly believe Jesus is the right path to God. Jesus is enough.

If You’ve Been Mixing Religions

If you’ve been doing what Julie was doing and mixing religions or beliefs to make your own path but you fully believe in Jesus and that he is the word of God please consider if Jesus is Enough.

Do you truly love Jesus? Do you believe he is the way to God? God’s only prophet and son? If so then tell yourself God is Enough. You are dishonouring God by incorporating other religions. Jesus is all you need.

I highly recommend Reunion by Bruxy Cavey. I did receive the book for review on another blog but I am blogging here about what I’ve learned because I love the book so much.

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16 thoughts on “Jesus is Enough

  1. ~ linda says:

    What a powerful way to put the situation into perspective!! I mixed religions just like Julie although I did not KNOW Jesus yet. I was looking and He was waiting for me all along. But I went through years of searching to finally SEE Him. Praising Him to this day!

  2. God is indeed ENOUGH!! He is the first & last and we need to give him our all 🙂 Wonderful post!

  3. Melissa says:

    Sarah Koontz wrote an article about faith not being a buffet! We don’t get to pick and choose what we want to consume and leave the rest! Jesus is enough and fills us!

    1. Yes I think I read that one. Good analogy.

  4. Julie says:

    In the past I had religion, but now I have Jesus. It’s been a huge difference for me! I can’t live up the religion’s standards, but Jesus did it all for me.

  5. Susan Evans says:

    How interesting. I have a friend that has mixed many different religions, and she says that Christianity works for me, but that she believes in all religions. I just looked at her and didn’t know how to answer. I did share the gospel, but she said she had already said a prayer to accept Christ as a teen. I just looked at her. Jesus is enough, is what I should have said.

  6. Sasha Mills says:

    This is so well said. I hadn’t thought of it quite like this but so often I hear people mixing “religious beliefs” without being aware of it. This makes it so clear how wrong it is.

  7. Alice Mills says:

    When people tell me that all religions are true. I tell them they have just said that none are because many frankly contradict each other.

  8. Char says:

    That is a great illustration on how we can not love more than one “master/Lord.”

  9. Shiree Burch says:

    People don’t fear the word of God anymore. We pick and choose what we like and make our own religion but still placing God’s name on it.
    This article is full of such truth. 🙂

    1. Yes too many pick and choose. It’s not a choose your own adventure book.

  10. Jesus is Enough! He is Victorious, and It Is Finished!
    This is very encouraging, and I love the analogy. I’ll have to remember that the next time I’m in a situation like that!

  11. Kristi says:

    This is very powerful. Many people do this and we have to guard our hearts from allowing satan to sneak in and convince us Jesus isn’t enough. I appreciate how you explained this. It’s very helpful.

  12. Rachael says:

    Jesus IS enough! What a great reminder! I had never heard of syncretism before, and now feel like I’ll have a better understanding should I encounter it in the future. Thank you!

  13. This is a great illustration. I like what Lee Strobel (I think? or maybe CS Lewis) has said that either Jesus is a liar, a madman/demon, or God. There’s no other way to take what he says about himself. A good man and teacher does not lie about himself. A prophet of God doesn’t claim to be God, but crazy people do. Jesus requires an all or nothing kind of relationship.

  14. Ann (Neethu) says:

    Wow! This is so powerful and such a gentle confrontation to anyone who thinks Jesus is among the other gods; when He alone is the Only God! The Only way to Heaven and rewarding eternity.

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