There were a couple of times in my life when I felt so stupid and ignorant that I decided to make a 'rapid departure' off the beaten path to fill my mind with smart, practical things that would enhance my 'hire-ability', skill level, proficiency, and self worth. A good man and college teacher I had used to tell us that, "we could never learn too much" and the more we knew-- the better equipped we would be able to 'sell our skills' in the job market, back around 1990.
I firmly believe that it's the same way with God and the Bible! Certainly, if we 'claim' that we LOVE God Almighty, wouldn't we want to know as much as we could about HIM?? If the entire bag of marbles, the timeless span of all eternity depended on our relationship with God, and Jesus Christ, would we take that lightly. I have heard about some drunk people who gambled away the family house, etc. I gambled a few times and lost about $40, and kicked my own butt around the block-- never to do that again!! My wife and I don't gamble. We believe in hard, smart work, study, reading, prayer, and research before we buy something or make a important discussion.
The bible even says that we can never learn and know EVERYTHING in the Bible... but we surely will NEVER learn even the basics if we don't physically crack open that fine book of instruction and love.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." ~ John 3:16.
That's not so hard to understand, but why not read that whole chapter and get the full gist from it? It just might take 3 whole minutes of your time. Some folks recommend that new people read the Book of John, and then the Book of Romans, to gain the elementary knowledge of Salvation.
How easily people can lose their lives now days. People in my location, let's say in Milwaukee, WI., about 30 miles North of where we live, die every day and night, and about 2-4 killings, murders per NIGHT! Robberies, assaults, rapes, DUI related deaths, and break ins, etc..... and when you see the pix of the perps on TV, you realize how illegal aliens and misguided Gov't hand outs, 4th - 5th generation Welfare recipients, corrupt, godless, immoral text books and school policies, endowments, and poor teaching affects people who then grow up and fall into a life of crime and violence!
BUT...what about people who CLAIM to be 'believers', even from so-called 'Christian Schools' who graduate being Biblically Illiterate and dysfunctional ?? What a horrible tragedy it would be if there came some [actually a lot] people who claim to be Christian fall prey to agents of the devil, atheists, agnostics or Gov't entities who put pressure on so-called 'Christians' who can't whip their way out of a wet paper sack? Ha! We are supposed to 'give a good account of ourselves' and fight the fine fight. Hey! All the angels in heaven are looking on at the circus below on earth-- at the under achievers, and slack minded, lazy bums who won't read and learn the BASICS about their LORD and SAVIOR. How will these sort of people survive and expect to get Raptured up. Most of them don't have the foggiest idea of what heaven is all about, or what they ought to be doing on earth to serve God.
In college [MATC- Milwaukee] there was a big sign/ banner for all to see, and it went: "Those who do not read are just as bad off as the person who cannot read." As I repeat myself... The KJV Bible is written on a 5.63 grade level of reading. We can thank the 'Lefty-Libbies- Progressives' for "DUMBING DOWN" the school books and education level in America, and also TOO MANY PASTORS and CHURCHES for not stressing the importance of Bible reading and deep study! Shame....
I am taking Sharon to the lung/ respiratory doctor tomorrow morning, as she is coughing constantly. I KNOW that many of you fine people will continue to pray for us. Thank You!
Q. It seems that there are SO many people today that just seem to have no idea of what is really going on in the world today. Makes me wonder how people can be so blind. Didn’t I read in the Bible some where that God will enlighten those that earnestly seek wisdom in regards to worldly matters ? Is that why so many are so blind ? They just aren’t seeking Gods enlightenment ? Or has Satan just blinded them ?
A. Spiritual blindness is pervasive even among believers. I believe this is so because there’s so little time and attention devoted to God’s Word. The lives of over 90% of self proclaimed born again believers are almost totally devoid of serious Bible study. Because of this they only have the secular world view through which to frame their perceptions. And it’s no secret that the secular world hasn’t a clue as to what’s coming.
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