I was thinking the other day that I have heard a lot of people claim that they are going to get all the answers once they die. They surmise that God is going to answer ALL of thier questions once they are before Him and they will know everything that He knows. Really?
So let me get this straight. A sinful human being who is saved ONLY by what God did, for His purpose, for His glory, by His grace, according to His will and by His sacrifice is going to know everything that God Himself knows? And I'm not supposed to think that this "logic" is flawed? Arrogant? Far-fetched? Sinful? Preposterous?
Could it be that sinful man wants as the devil to be like God? Could a human being even absorb all of the knowledge that God has? If it were even possible, what would be the difference between God and man then? As Jesus said, "Are you willing to drink from the cup that I am going to drink from?" In other words are you willing to be imprisoned, beaten, spit upon, ridiculed and finally crucified for something you didn't do? Are you willing to sacrifice your life for others? Are you sinless? Perfect? Flawless? Apparently the Bible doesn't agree with your inflated view of yourself. The Bible reminds us that NOONE is righteous, not even one. The Bible reminds us that "ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". Why then would a holy and righteous God give ALL knowledge to someone who is described as falling short and not righteous?
I cannot fathom what goes through the mind of the arrogant, haughty and proud that they would dream up such a ridiculous notion! Let me publicly say that I am quite happy knowing that I WON'T know everything, EVER. I am VERY happy knowing that God is God and I am not. I am completely content with trusting God that He knows and that is sufficient for me. If I had all knowledge, what would I need faith for? If I was like God, what would I need Him for? If I was able to save myself then I could do so without Him. If I could judge myself worthy of heaven, what would be the point of a Savior? If I could judge myself worthy of heaven then why couldn't everyone else also grant themselves eternal life also? The cross would have no meaning, no purpose and no salvation attached to it. The life and death of Jesus would be pointless. The scripture that tells mankind that "narrow is the way and few who find it", would be tantamount to hyperbole.
God's word tells us that He does not lie. God's word tells us that He is truth. God's word tells us that He is sinless, perfect and righteous. So when He says that narrow is the way and few who find it, I believe Him! When a human being tells me something, I reserve judgement until its been proven to be true. I know from experience that people do not always tell the truth. I know from experience that people can be mistaken. I know from experience that people will mislead another person for personal gain. I also know from experience that God always tells the truth. I know from experience that God has NEVER been mistaken. I know from experience that God has NEVER misled anyone for any reason.