In a world that has so much potential for good, we have managed to focus on the most flawed, destructive qualities of human existence, without realizing what we are doing to ourselves and others.
The very things we curse we embrace! We hate darkness, yet we expel every glimmer of light when it tries to break through. We are our greatest enemy. It is not Republicans or Democrats that we should worry about most. Our ultimate problem is not racism, hate, or sexual deviancy. These are all symptoms of a larger issue that plagues us to no end! Our problem is a lack of discernment. Through brokenness and loss we are in a fog that we cannot escape on our own.
Simply put, we are lost in the dark!
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” (John 8:12, NLT).
Many have twisted ideas about religion and God, and is it any wonder? The “father of lies,” the devil, is determined that we miss knowing the truth. So he floods the earth with “fake news,” lies and misinformation about God and what he is like. Yet, when we hear the lies we think we are discerning and should justly reject God because we have “the facts.” But we’re mostly hanging onto someone else’s lies and made-up stories.
Unfortunately, some of the most screwed up things that have been said about God come from “Christians” who dogmatically pronounce their edicts as fact. If we let it, the Bible will explain itself.
Jesus invites us to drop everything we’ve heard and sit with him for a bit to get the inside scoop. He said:
“If you love me, obey my commandments [which are a part of the Golden Rule]. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth” (John 14:15-17, NLT).© 2002 - 2020, AnswersForMe.org. All rights reserved. Click here for content usage information.