Below is a quote from an article I viewed today. Read it for yourself and you can see that because the world misunderstands what God is doing and how our relationship with Him really is that they completely misunderstand what He is doing and how it really works. Take a look at this persons comments and I will try to unravel it below.
Notice that their conclusion about God is that He lives to punish us for our infractions of His laws and judgments. They seem to miss the point entirely that by living/keeping those laws our lives are improved in every way. They can’t seem to grasp what a terrible thing it would be to live an eternal life in rebellion to the laws that gave us the opportunity to have that life, the result is a being much like satan in perpetual rebellion against the ways of God.
This article presents very clearly the desires of Adam and Eve when they rebelled against the judgments of God. They wanted to decide for themselves what is right and wrong and you can see this attitude throughout the article.
They say that the slave/master relationship with God(their idea) breeds hatred, fear and pain(see above). But they fail to understand that it is a Father/Son relationship that God desires. They do not understand that this life, this physical life is a crucible that is preparing us for an immortal life as a (at the resurrection) “born again” Spirit Being in the Kingdom of God.
The Spirit of God enables us to NOT be afraid of the economy or the afterlife, living the way of life offered in the words of the bible empowers us it does not chain us down. When you truly begin to TRUST God with your life then the peace that passes all understanding is available to you.
God’s way of life is all about “giving” or loving others as well as God. When we can do that then we begin to want to be a good employee. I mean what’s wrong with that. You would be amazed at how God can remove you from difficult or dangerous situations by changing those situations in incredible ways.
God does not give us the spirit of fear or mental dullness;
2Ti_1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
We learn to make proper decisions but we have the foundation of the laws and statues of God upon which to make those decisions.
This article would have you believe that those laws and statutes are chains that hold us down and keep us from being ourselves. You know what, that is true, but the questions they should be asking themselves is why is that so?
Pro_16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
God is our creator and Spiritual Father. He knows what is best for us and He means only the best for us but we as rebellious children do not want to follow the ways of our Father so we strain and rave wanting to do our own thing.
This life and the words of God in the bible are here only for one thing;
But the world, those who have not yet been called do not, in fact cannot understand and so they rant and rave against the ways of God out of ignorance and misunderstandings.
I just felt I needed to say something here about the attitude being demonstrated in the quotation above.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.