Bible & Truth Apr 2, 2021 12:42:31 GMT -6
Post by lionofgod on Apr 2, 2021 12:42:31 GMT -6
Some random thoughts on how people perceive God. I'm keenly aware that in the modern day, man has lost faith. We turn to God when we "decide" we need him, but can't seem to realize that time is every second of every day. People like talking God, if you stick to the nice, forgiving, loving, patient attribute. But when you talk justice, wrath, damnation, or anything not "pretty", people get uncomfortable and consider it argumentative or not "enlightening". Makes me wonder if they even read the Old Testament. Many of these are the same that think the "Law" was nullified when Jesus came. However, Jesus obeyed the law. He obeyed the sabbath, he only got rid of the laws about food and about sacrifice, as he was the sacrifice. All other law is still binding in our covenant with God. He is very clear with regards to what happens if we don't abide by his laws, look at Israel all through the bible! They constantly disobeyed the sabbath and were constantly punished for doing so. If just disobedience can merit such wrath, imagine how he feels about millions of babies being murdered in the womb, or mans all consuming love for money, we fear and obey government, but ignore God. We are even cloning man now. Man is so insanely arrogant that we now are playing God. We don't instruct our children as God instructs us to, we put them in daycare and let someone else raise our kids so we can raise money. We rely on technology and not God, we show no love to our neighbors except when it is easy to do. We make war for ideals and to increase wealth, while we decry our grand morals. We have normalized the acts of sexual deviancy that got whole cities destroyed in the bible. We cover the green earth with plastics, concrete and steel, rape it's resources and waste half of what we take. We ignore the poor and needy, reward the powerful and tolerate sin in life as if it is just "one of those things" that happens, which we can't control. WE abuse children, animals and our fellow man. We most abuse god's patience and virtue. We marginalize sin, acting as if it is something done in "degrees". Fooling ourself into believing that we are really good people since we do make an effort. We expect gratification, and become irritated if we have to wait. we spend more time worshiping ourself in the mirror and on the phone, than we do recognizing God. The largest industry in the world is pornography! That should be a clue. Most people tell themselves that it is just part of life, but how did it get that way? Well, I'll tell you. We allowed it. We let opinion and popular ideals take the place of common sense and god's word. Sad part is, it could change any time we want it changed. If every "Christian" in the US, or even the world, simply stood on their morals and refused to accept the dictates of sinful behavior, we could change the world. Reality is, the world really doesn't want to change, we would rather ignore the atrocities and keep what we have than risk losing it all. That makes us complicit in the evil that surrounds us. The disgusting truth of it, is we want our cake and eat it to. Satan doesn't even hide anymore, he parades around and dances in front of our eyes, laughing at the little toys he plays with. Now, try if you will to imagine you were God, how would you deal with man? What is the righteous and just punishment for all we have done to him?