“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such thing. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from Me or seen in Me–put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Recommend Reading Philippians 4:1-23)
In Romans 12:2, we are told not to be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, and then we will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Has anyone thought you were brainwashed? Brainwashed is define as adopting radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible means? Years ago, many people were concerned that I had been brainwashed when I converted to Christianity. I was not pressured by anyone into adopting something totally different than what I had believed for over thirty years. I will say conversion was not easy in the beginning.
I was encouraged in love to have an open mind and allow the word of God and the Blood of Jesus to cleanse my mind through the Gospel of Jesus. Again, I was not brainwashed. Instead, my brain was washed in the Blood of Jesus. (Colossians 1:19-20; Ephesians 1:7-10; Hebrews 9:14-28; Hebrews 10:19-39; Hebrews 13:12-25; 1 John 1:7-10 and Luke 22:20-71).
We are told not to be shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by anyone, as that the day of Christ is at hand. We are not to let anyone deceive us by any means; for that day shall not come, except there comes a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. The wicked will be revealed after the working of Satan with deceivableness of unrighteousness that God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. (II Thessalonians 2:1-17)
I am thankful that my brain was washed with the Gospel of Jesus. Yes! Guilty as charged. I exchanged worldliness for a transformed righteous mind. I accept my lifetime sentence without the possibility of being release from my Heavenly citizenship (Philippians 3:20).