Perspective...

There is a mentality out there, the “I’m okay, you’re okay” mentality. The “anything” is permissible mentality. The “nobody’s perfect” mentality. The end result is that sin is dismissed, excused, condoned, allowed, accepted, encouraged, supported and even promoted. If one dares to quote scripture or claim that there is a better way to live, they are accused of “judging” others. The “all paths lead to God” mentality. The “everyone is saved” mentality. 

 

These people are quick to tell you how “religious” they are, how many times they have supposedly read the Bible and how many times per week they attend “church”. Basically they are quite “religious” but wouldn’t know the Lord if He walked right up to them. They are spiritually bankrupt. The Bible relates how Jesus talked with the Sadducees and Pharisees and their blatant hypocrisy. It’s funny that those who can tell you vividly how many times they have read the Bible haven’t a clue what it really means. It’s sort of like seeing a neighbor daily, saying hello yet not having a clue what their name is, what they like to eat, how many family members they have, where they work nor even where they grew up. 

 

It’s all a matter of perspective really. You can look at how “great” you are or how great God is. You can think about how much or how little you have or how much God has. You can think about how your standard is or how God’s standard is. You can think about what you want or what God wants. You can think about your future by yourself or your future in Christ. The Bible tells us that we can do “nothing” without God. The Bible also tells us that His ways are NOT our ways. Our day is 24 hours, His day is as a thousand years. Clearly, He is very different from us. Clearly, His ways are very different from ours. He is God and we are not. 

 

Going back to the book of Genesis, we see that God created everything from nothing. Even today with all of our technology, we cannot create anything from nothing. Our “science” is even struggling with making copies that are exact. Science has experienced that cloning has undesirable genetic consequences. In short, even our attempts at playing God have failed miserably. Is it any wonder that the Bible tells us that man is exceedingly wicked? Is it any wonder that the Bible tells us that God’s ways are NOT our ways? Is it any wonder that the Bible tells us that we can do “nothing” without God?

 

How many instances can you name of people accepting Christ’s free gift when things are going well? When there is plenty of money with which to pay all of the bills? When we feel great and our health is never better? When all of the automobiles and appliances are running smoothly? When there are no natural nor man-made “disasters”? When everything in the home is working well? When the weather is great? When our employment is phenomenal, our paycheck sufficient, our job secure and our employer understanding of everything? 

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Comments (9)

  1. PTF

    I tell everyone about me not reading the Bible. I never test anyone about their religious knowledge.
    If they say about knowing the Bible and very religious I’ll take their word. As long they believe in God and his words is fine by me.
    Quoting…
    " Going back to the book of Genesis, we see that God created everything from nothing. Even today with all of our technology, we cannot create anything from nothing. Our “science” is even struggling with making copies that are exact. "
    I have issue when these so called " atheist " scientist who wastes time and money proving they can imitate God’s creations and call it false…all frivolous challenges.
    I say look around…go outside and look.
    No man can create what God has done.
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    will…you can sense the lull..as if all the enthusiasm of posting is slowly coming to a end.
    I will try getting in here until I get a vBulletin or GoDaddy page putting Thoughts up for sale.

    September 14, 2017
    1. willsblog

      Not reading nor studying God’s word means that you have no idea what God’s word really says. It also means that you are trusting your eternity and salvation to anyone who claims to be “religious”. As the Bible says, humans are exceedingly evil so it’s very possible that you will be and have been lied to on a regular basis. The only way you will really know the truth is to read and study it for yourself. To do otherwise means that you are planning on spending eternity with the devil. I haven’t sensed the lull but I have heard you talk about it. I haven’t seen Thoughts coming to an end however, I have heard you talk about it.

      September 15, 2017
      1. PTF

        Take care will.
        Munky thinks Thoughts will shut down this weekend.
        I’m looking at the debate politics forum and may check it out. Otherwise as we wish each other God’s blessings.

        September 15, 2017
        1. willsblog

          I will you too. Munky may think but I have seen nothing to indicate that Munky has a clue what he is talking about. I guess even a broken clock is correct twice per day…

          September 16, 2017
      2. iiwg

        Humans are ‘evil’ whether they study the bible or not, ‘evil’ to some is survival and nation building to others, who benefit from it.

        Many of us ‘prosper’ today, or have level of ‘freedom’, cause those deemed ‘evil’ in the past cleared a path way for us.

        September 17, 2017
        1. willsblog

          The Bible tells us that humans are “exceedingly wicked”. It has nothing to do with who does or does not “study the Bible”. Evil is evil and “clears the path” for no one. Evil seeks it’s own benefit, not others. The devil is not about helping people get to heaven.

          September 17, 2017
          1. banty

            Yes willsblog. It reminds me of the scripture in Romans 3:12 – All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”

            September 19, 2017
            1. willsblog

              That’s a great scripture!

              September 19, 2017
          2. banty

            Thanks!

            September 20, 2017