"Let's quit fiddling with religion and do something to bring the world to Christ." -Billy Sunday
I love that quote.
There's a new charade creeping in that isn't new but it's getting a lot of attention.
The media seems to be harping in on people who mock God. After the mining fiasco where they killed 12 miners the families had been set up and told that they were alive (originally)...then 3 hours later told the families the men were dead. Naturally when the good news came first, albeit false, those close to the miners and their families loved and praised God. But when the real news came that they were in fact dead, the families were shocked and devestated. "I don't know if I can believe in God after this" one of them proclaimed on camera.
Then when Indiannapolis Colts kicker missed what could have been a game-tying field goal he blamed it on God.
Naturally the media has focused in on these incidents for conditioning reasons "it's God's fault, He's not worthy of worship."
Most people only believe in God when they want to blame Him for something. Things they have no business blaming Him for. Who are we, or they, to judge God? They blame Him for things they have no right to blame Him for.
Many people blame God for all of the troubles in their lives such as sickness, death, and poverty, but who really is to blame? When God made the world everything was perfect there were no floods, no death, no sickness, no earthquakes, and no violence.
'God saw all that he had made, and it was very good' (Genesis 1:31)
So what changed?
He created Adam and Eve.
It was PEOPLE who changed everything. Because they allowed themselves to become deceived by Lucifer and sinned. Because of their sin, the earth was cursed (Gen. 3:15).
But that wasn't enough to stop sin. As more and more people were born and filled the earth they didn't listen to God and chose to go their own ways. And what did that lead to? “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually....The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”Genesis ch 6 v 5&11
Even when God started over, after the flood to give mankind a new beginning it wasn't long until they abandoned God yet again and went their own ways.
If we had obeyed God we wouldn't have sin natures today or a cursed earth. If mankind obeyed God's laws they would be healthy and sickness and diseases would be eliminated. If mankind obeyed God's laws they wouldn't be in debt up to their eyeballs.
God's laws served a purpose. A Basic instruction on how to live debt free, stay healthy, and operate as a well functioning society.
It is mankind who turned their backs on God. And when they turned their backs on God judgment and punishment follow. And they still do today.
Earthquakes, plagues, wars, nations rising and falling, natural disasters..the list goes on. When something bad happened in Old Testament times the people asked "what did we do to offend God?" When something happens today they declare "it's God's fault!" With no heart for seeking Him or repentence of why it happened to begin with.
Man devises wicked schemes and plans to destroy each other. Man is continually wicked. Because of sin we were banned from the perfect paradise on earth. And now we must deal with the consequences and actions of those before us and around us.
Put the blame where it goes...mankind itself.
The earth has always been a testing ground. Whom will you serve? God or Lucifer? God doesn't force Himself on anyone. And what we consider as bad things still happen to those who serve and worship Him because He allows it for His own purposes. We were all created with free will and free will doesn't come without testing.
Are you making the grade?
Are you full of religion are you full of Him?
So many people have a pseudo belief in Him. They love Him when things are going good but He's the first to blame when disaster strikes. If people were following Him and doing as He commands perhaps they would hear Him like they are suppose to be able to. Jesus/Yahushuah went into the wilderness for 40 days just to seek Him and talk to God. How many people seek Him like that? How many haven given up everything to just be alone with Him for a while? How much of a priority is He for most people today?
Jesus commanded us to knock on the door...and commune with Him..how many people really do that? Most have one-sided relationships with Him. They do all the talking.
Learn to stop and listen.
It can be the difference between life and death.
Yahushuah never said following Him would be easy. He just said it would be worth it.