Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Don't Be Ignorant

When it comes to spirituality many people make conclusive statements usually based on what they "feel".

For instance, the Bible speaks a lot about the subject of Hell. Jesus speaks of it in depth in the New Testament. Yet, many people will discount any notion of a Hell by simply stating "Oh, I don't believe in Hell."

Or perhaps they will say, "I don't believe God would have such a place."

Of course one can conveniently answer all of the exceptions they have about God, Jesus, Christianity, etc. by the overall blanket statement, "I don't believe in the bible."

You certainly have the right to believe that.

Everyone is guaranteed that their ignorance be protected under the Constitution.

Sorry to hurt your feelings, but if you feebly escape the issues by waving it away with your hand as something that doesn't exist simply because you think it doesn't, well... that's just being ignorant even as defined by Webster.

That would be like me saying there is no sub-atomic structure in quantum physics, or germs to treat in the medical field based upon the fact that I can't see them

I can't see them because I don't access a microscope or super-collider. Since I am not going to do that, I choose to believe the huge amount of data assembled by others over the last 100+ years and believe it as fact.

The very people who make ridiculous statements that there is no God, or Hell, or sin, say so from ignorance because they haven't actually considered the source of what they are arguing against.

They are ignoring.

They have never cracked open a bible. They have never sat down with a person knowledgeable in the Word. They have never been to a bible teaching church.

They will not believe the huge amount of data assembled over the last 5,000 years, nor the millions who have chosen to believe and write about it.

Simply put, they have no good reason to disbelieve other than their own obstinance, rebelliousness, laziness, or egotism.

No matter how one calculates it, it will always add up as...ignorance.

It would be a shame if people lost their souls because of ignorance.

The bible addresses that very issue.

Hosea 4:6 - "My people are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge."

A lack of knowledge is ignorance pure and simple.

So, if you are going to make eternally life altering decisions make them at least after taking in all of the facts. Before you so casually wave God away from your life for both this life and the next (yes, simply not believing in the next life doesn't make it less real), calculate your risk.

The risk of eternal death is far greater than the time it would actually take to investigate the nature of God and Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 (AMP) -  "Now also we would not have you ignorant, brethren."

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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