"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
Of course, the only ‘One’ offering real sight is God the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately for the unbeliever in God’s saving grace, the only sight He can offer is belief (one time salvation) in Jesus the Christ. Thus it’s impossible to have an in-depth, fluent conversion with those on the ‘other side of the track’.
It is amusing, in a sense, that these are the same people who profess and boldly boast to understand the Bible and want to school us ‘stupid Christians’. But I’m also sure it’s been that way for over 2000 years. The Jews had the same problems, only worse, without the indwelling Holy Spirit. But it doesn’t get easier with time.
What is there to say to those who tout such knowledge about which they know nothing? All that can be done is to express a few accurate words, which will by necessity, ‘fall on deaf ears’ and blinded eyes. The next step is to pray for them and hope the Spirit, in God’s time, will reveal God’s saving grace.
I also find this same rebellion in some who are, supposedly, Believers. People who think they’re Christians (I hope they are), yet reject so much of the Word of God. It’s always beyond puzzling. . . . how can anyone find something to say No to in the first chapter of the Bible and continue to think they believe anything within? How does a Christian reject what God says is inerrant?
The Bible, nor Christ Himself, teaches “socialism”. I can understand how the uninformed and ill-taught can come to that conclusion on their on. We all come to bad conclusion on our own. That is part of the sin nature we all deal with.
The default setting of the lost, unbeliever, of those who willfully and continually reject the Son of God is — Liberalism. It is the ‘touchy feely’, ‘have government do what I don’t want to do’, ‘dispensation technique’ of the Socialistic, agenda driven. The devote Liberal is wholly ideological and as dependent on his ideology as if it were a religion. And to them, it is — for it’s taken on faith instead of facts and truth. Liberals love to make vast glowing judgements on those they disagree with, when they clearly have no knowledge of the subject. At the same time, they scold others for being “judgmental”. This is “spiritual insanity”.
I recently read this self promoting, uninformed statement: ‘Would Jesus be “horrified” at the Republican Party?’ No doubt. He would be equally “horrified” at the Democrat Party and the Communist Party. Jesus is always going to be appareled by sin, but maybe saddened is a better word.
He knows who and what we are . . . which is why He came to earth to save those who would hear, see and believe! And the reason humanity was given the Bible — to understand and gain knowledge, as we’re given the opportunity to live our lives to the fullest: and to spread the Gospel of Salvation is foremost. In doing so, we, like Him, will be hated and called nefarious names. Nothing has changed.
But God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit would not be “horrified” by the Republican Party. How dare we think so small of our Creator? As if He would be surprised at any particular sin or lost soul.. . . of what’s happening in the world and the evil that controls and runs it. He isn’t. He knows it all too well. Those who rejected Him, the Truth, the Word of God, killed Him over 2000 years ago.
God knows full well all that transpires, as He knows our minds, thoughts and deeds. God listens to His chosen, His ‘children’ and our requests. His answers are guided by more than even we, can fully understand. But we know, He’s in control and nothing is out of His preview.
And no, Christians don’t have a “religious hero” but a Savior, who gave us something we could never earn. There is no fear of the future. No hatred for those who hate us or God, because we have what they do not.
Just as there is no “modern Jesus” or ‘modern church’, there is no ‘modern Bible’. The Word and Jesus the Christ, remain the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. All things which are right and correct and good — never change. Even the lost don’t really change from decade to decade or century to century — as they choose to think they’ve found something new. But what the lost Unbeliever finds isn’t new, but the same ignorant hatred that’s been around since the fall of man. Those are the people who rail at God and curse that which they reject. They are the spiritual blind. The are the gut of the Liberal ideology.
As the saying goes, “There’s nothing new under the son” . . . and there is nothing new, under the Son.