If a 12 year old child was to read the Bible from cover to cover WITHOUT any pre-instruction in “religious doctrine” of a particular denomination.they would come away with the correct conclusion regarding sin, salvation, Jesus Christ, God, man, heaven, hell and right versus wrong.
WHY THEN ? …. do grown adults construct “religious systems” that obviously contradict the text and then seek for “clever” explanations and fanciful interpretations to make it all fit ?
They read as much into what the Bible does NOT say….. as to what is explicitly stated…. and then they take a clear explicit statement and relegate it to imagery and metaphor.
The end result is COMPLETE CONFUSION …. as the public can no longer be certain of ANYTHING…. all that is left is “belief” and one person’s belief is no better than the next… as there is no ABSOLUTE TRUTH…. and this of course, fits the Devil’s agenda perfectly as from the beginning he was intent on getting mankind to DOUBT God’s words.
It is a sobering thought that since Satan is ruling the kingdoms of the earth through complicit humans….. friendship with the world is enmity towards God (Luke 16:13, James 4:4, John 15:18-19)
People simply cannot accept that the BULK of the world’s population is HEADING FOR HELL….. from the human viewpoint it seems that only a very sadistic god would DESTROY the BULK of his creation and therefore “god could not be like that”
TWO THINGS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER:
1. Humans CHOSE to REBEL against GOD [the TRUE GOD (and not the god who is a figment of man’s imagination)… John 15:24] …… and they have been choosing to rebel against God right up to this day….. RESISTING all His efforts to redeem them (Acts 7:51 – 52) ….. therefore their fate is determined, preposterous as it may seem to humanistic philosophies.
2. When man first invented the COLOR LCD SCREEN due to imperfect manufacturing process, the yield was low……. most of the screens emerging from the assembly line had to be discarded after testing because of “bad pixels”….. YET WE PERSISTED….. the FEW that were PERFECT sold for incredible sums of money (and justified the destruction of the BULK of the defective ones) ……. we did this as humans and thought nothing of it.
DO YOU NOT SEE THE APPLICATION OF THIS ?….. to “our” situation before GOD ALMIGHTY….. in fact, it is even WORSE than that !
HE MADE US PERFECT TO START WITH….. but we CHOSE to SIN and REBEL (and therefore BECOME “flawed”) ….. nevertheless He provided a way that we could be made PERFECT again and the BULK of us REJECTED that solution in favor of “our own way”…. is it any blame on the CREATOR if He DESTROYS the BULK of humanity and rejoices in the FEW PERFECT souls who have been perfected according to His approved Way ??????????????
The idea that God is NOT going to DESTROY the BULK of humanity because of His “love” ……. is just WISHFUL THINKING on the part of humans !
God has made if perfectly clear how the “defect” of SIN is to be corrected….. and He has prescribed the Way…… but the BULK of humans are still living in REBELLION against God and His Way and yet still hoping (dreaming and believing) that because of His “love” that He must simply accept them “defective” …… such a position in UNBELIEVABLE…. that is man dictating to God ….
It is a sad state of affairs today….. that humans have no conception of the WRATH of ALMIGHTY GOD or HIS POWER…
Because Christ appeared meek and harmless and let the humans do whatever they wanted to Him….. they have mistaken LOVE for LICENCE …… yet the situation will not persist BECAUSE GOD RULES the Universe…… the JUDGEMENT of “man” is coming and when it does it is going to be TERRIBLE….. MASS DESTRUCTION…..
The TIME to REPENT and follow God’s prescribed Gospel of Salvation is NOW….
Either REPENT or REBEL …. it’s as simple as that…. SALVATION or DESTRUCTION
The Churches need to get back to preaching the Word of God ….. and stop PANDERING to the PEOPLE