The Child Test

24 May

God has made the truth so basic and simple that even little children can know Him personally. God rejoices in the bare facts about us and the simplicity of who Christ is. Love rejoices in truth, unvarnished and ever so uncomplicated.…

The truth is not some deep well of knowledge that only the educated professors can unlock. It doesn’t take four years of Bible college and a knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. The truth is already in you. It’s in little children. When you hear it, it should be something that you already knew in your heart to be true. With Jesus Christ, what you see is what you get. Either you accept it or you reject it. Jesus is the mystery revealed. He is not a mystery that is still being revealed…

All truth must pass the “child test.” If a child intuitively understands it, it’s probably truth. But if it’s too complicated or doesn’t match what a child inherently knows, it’s probably a lie. If you want to know God’s heart, you must learn to think simply and with your heart as a little child does.

Darin Hufford

The Misunderstood God, Windblown, 2009, 149-50.

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One Response to “The Child Test”

  1. lmforste May 24, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    Thank you for that Darrin, I remember hearing in a sermon some 25 years ago that God is genius and genius if brought down to its simplest form, is in this: ‘A little child can understand it’. I went full circle at 6 years old learning, “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so”, all the way to age 71, to the same understadning: “Jesus loves me…..”

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