Posted tagged ‘Why people reject Christianity’

EVERYONE’s Ultimate Predicament

October 13, 2009

A big problem is that many people are so caught up in their lives and feelings that they don’t recognize their ultimate predicament.

Or maybe they don’t want to look at it because they aren’t sure what the truth about it is.

People usually don’t reflect on the fact that they are here by the grace of God, and are allowed to stay here also by His grace … while He continues every second to beat our heart and breath our lungs (in addition to all of the other automatic body functions that we aren’t directly involved in).

But most people’s attention isn’t usually on Him. It’s on the distractions of the world. They give little or no importance or attention to God, not recognizing that they are a part of HIS creation and plan, whether they want to be or not.

But because their attention is not on God and is on other things, the day of their death might prove to be disastrous. Luke 21:34 “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy” (i.e. spiritually asleep, dulled) “from indulgence and drunkenness and the cares of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.”

Therefore, a big part of my work is about PROVING what THE Truth is … so that people can know how to have assurance and understanding about what the truth about reality is and what their predicament is (which is: they are in a human body temporarily and their eternal fate and quality of experience now is determined by how they’ve chosen to respond to God and their life now).

My work is also to PROVE what God’s plan is, so that people can UNDERSTAND their ultimate predicament and then know how to give a good response, which is: submit their free will to being not an autonomous individual, but being a part of God’s plan. And that “good response” includes helping to promote His plan and ways.

Those proofs and understanding can be found at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com and www.Why-Are-We-Here.org

Revelations 3: 14//17 “The source of God’s creation, says this: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. So, because you are lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, ‘I have no need of anything,’ and yet do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Romans 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

The question to ask yourself is: are you so caught up in a pursuit of pleasure or in the mundane things of life that you are not seeing the bigger picture or responding to it? People die every second without having ever properly connected with God (on His terms) and then have to suffer the consequences for taking that approach. This is why Jesus said that the gate to Heaven is narrow and few will find it, but instead many will travel through the gate to destruction.

So regarding how you choose to respond, Clint Eastwood’s statement might apply: “Do you feel lucky?”

(Sorry that this email had such a dire warning, but people need to hear that message too, because it is reality. I mean, if the Bible isn’t true in ALL that it says, how can we have assurance that it’s true in anything that it says … including Heaven, prayer, etc.? That’s why I’ve written books to prove that it’s all true.)

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How we can KNOW God is real and the Bible is true

May 30, 2009

How can we know that God is real and the Bible is true and not just another of the many myths in this world? There are even many differing explanations of God and the Bible within Christianity. Some people might say that faith makes God and the Bible real to us. That could be true. But looking at it that way, it must be recognized that the degree of faith in this world is small when you look at how people act and vote. If a person REALLY believed that God existed and the Bible is true, they would have a total and continuing fascination for wanting to know what our Creator has communicated to us through the Bible, and a strong reverence for doing and not doing everything that God says in the Bible that we should do and shouldn’t do. And if people were actually living that way, there would be a lot less dysfunction and misery in this world, and the laws and ways of the culture would be quite different. Also, if faith was strong, we would see a lot more zeal for spreading God and the Bible, especially in response to a troubled world that badly needs them.

Therefore, having a strong assurance that God exists and the Bible is all true is not just a matter of making a personal decision to believe those things. So then what is it a matter of? That is, how we can know with great certainty that God is real and the Bible is true … especially given that God is invisible? There are three ways to have this certainty directly and not have it be dependent on something that someone or an organization said.

(1) You fully take on the experiment of living life EXACTLY as the Bible says we should, and then see what the results are in your inner and outer life. If the results are overall good and better than any other approach you’ve tried, then that is a good indication that the Bible just might be true. (My personal experiment in that way, after trying 19 other approaches first, has had great results. And the results have been SO positive that I haven’t wavered from that approach for 27 years … having a feeling of great assurance the entire time.)
(2) You can prove that the invisible God exists the same way that we prove that other invisible things exist … which is: scientifically. And you can prove that the Bible is all true in the same way. I’ve laid out these proofs in my book THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true. It can be seen at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com.
(3) Last, and certainly not least, all of this starts with and can be continually guided by tapping into the very real and tangible experience of God’s Spirit within us. That is, the thing that is closest to us is what we experience. And if we look carefully, within our experience is continual feedback as to our every action, thought and feeling. The source of that feedback is provably God and is also perfect and therefore deserves our highest respect. A non-religious way that people often express this is by saying they have the highest respect for their “intuition” or “6th sense.” There are also other ways to experience God in a very real and tangible way. I give a step by step guide on how to do those things and also have a great assurance that it is God who you are accessing. I do that in my book How To Directly Experience God. It can be seen at www.DirectlyConnectingToGod.com.

Another important thing to recognize is: WHY aren’t people MORE interested in God and the Bible, or even interested at all? The answer is: they want to be “bad.” That is, they want the freedom to engage in: unbiblical sex; abusing drugs and alcohol; worshiping the creature rather than the Creator; a spirit of rebellion and scoffing and wildness; etc. The thing that could change their mind is if they could recognize how much more love, happiness, peace, joy and social and spiritual harmony come with living life our Creator’s way and not the impulsive ways in the world and that could be coming from our “flesh.” Being that the popular cultural role models of today don’t exhibit this wisdom, a person will have to try it on for themselves, as suggested in “(1)” above. Or they could look at the happiness of media role models of the past, as exhibited in television and music, or of people they know who are properly following the Biblical model for living. It IS a better life to follow God’s ways. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know that … so they mock what they don’t understand, and don’t realize what they are mocking is the ultimate good. That’s why Jesus said on the cross, “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.”