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Does God prefer brainless believers?
|Created by Gerard de Vos|
The idea of checking one’s brains at the church door is a lie that even some Christians believe: ‘Do not ask questions, just believe’. And ‘please, do not upset my fragile faith’. Is that what God tells us? Why does He say ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your MIND’ (Matt 22:37)? If it was such an irrational faith, why have millions of people, over the last 2000 years, given their lives, time and energy to it? Evolution is in the forefront of a veritable avalanche of anti-God propaganda. It would be very strange if this massive effort is directed against people with fragile faiths. Do you remember the former Soviet Union’s effort to eradicate the Christian faith? One doesn’t go to that much trouble to kill a dead dog. Don’t forget the attempts from many theology departments to destroy the Bible.
In reality, the issue is the exact opposite: people who try to convince us that christians believe in myths, themselves believe in the myth that there is no God. If there really is no God, why all the effort to convince us of it? Citizens who believe in God are not criminals, who steal, murder, upset governments, et cetera. They are not a threat to society.
The anti-Christian stance of ‘what right do you have to convert others to your view?’ is taught, but these same people invest heavily in trying to convince others to their view which is basically a God free, hopeless life style without any guidelines. How do they explain this anomaly? It is logical because we know who is at the bottom of this Bible Bashing campaign. No one else than the arch deceiver, the devil. We must never forget that the devil, who knows mankind intimately, fully endorses the Bible as the truth. He has been around for thousands of years. He is in control of society, because he wrested it from Adam (1 John 5:19). He would not activate thousands of people through the ages to engage in anti-God propaganda if the Bible is not the complete truth. God’s final judgment would be impossible without a trustworthy constitution.
The Bible is the truth.
The devil knows it, and he opposes it.
If the Bible had not been the truth, there would have been no reason to influence people to engage in anti Bible rhetoric.
If the Bible had not been the truth, it would have been just another forgotten book.
But it is not a forgotten book. It is the truth about a living God.
God, the only true God, repeatedly tells us to study His Word. It is about instructing and preparing us for eternal life. A five minute perusing of the Bible is not what God had in mind telling Joshua not to let the Book of the Law depart from his mouth, and to meditate on it day and night (Joshua 1:8). It does take some study to understand that our faith is an intelligent faith that requires some brain work.