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There are bazaar ideas about God

One needs the Holy Spirit discernment to correctly interpret consistently what the Bible declares.
One needs the Holy Spirit discernment to correctly interpret consistently what the Bible declares.

“Dear Soul,
Guess what?? You are going to hell!!! Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!”

Yep, that is how many folks view God. That is also how they justify living the way they are living.
It is a tragic, self-fulfilling prophesy that is confused to something God causes or wants.

“If God wants me to go to hell, how can I fight that?” or the infamous, “How can a loving God send me to hell?” are merely small samples of the strange reactions that are used. Typically very off-beat excuses are given that have nothing to do with the spiritual accuracy established in the Bible. There are few that can accurately present what the Bible REALLY says on every subject.

Where to people get such weird ideas anyway? The incorrect ideas are birthed from somebody saying something that was never substantiated in the Bible. Call it a bad guess, conjecture, or merely repeating a bad idea from somebody claiming to know what they were talking about.

Claiming God does not do something anymore or attempting to dilute the word of God with modern philosophy are other avenues for generating bad theology. Sadly many denominations start with somebody either miss-interpreting the Bible or going their own way because of not liking what the Bible stated. One thing that is irrefutable and that is God does not change.

Even if one went to Sunday School in an effort to acquire sound doctrine according to the word of truth established in the Holy Scriptures, many Sunday School literature or Bible studies are grounded in the personal thoughts of an author publishing their take on what the Bible says. Bible verses are sprinkled in to validate what the author says and not the other way around.

The word of God specifically addresses God’s character and attributes of His nature. Unfortunately too many times inaccurate ideas about God are repeated from a person that has extremely suspect understanding about what God does or does not do. When people use their own understanding to explain what God was “really trying to say”, that usually initiates a contradictory explanation of what God really is doing.

There is a verse which stipulates “the Holy Spirit will teach you all things and bring all things to remembrance”. One should study to show oneself approved so one can rightly divide the word of truth. Clearly the danger is one can wrongly divide the word of truth and create another division.

One needs to submit to one another, but in doing so be careful not to incorporate the personal opinion or inaccurate knowledge of a person badly mistaken. No man can teach you, however the dynamic spiritual truth that can come from somebody declaring the word of God will illuminate and activate a dormant truth already present in a spirit filled believers. This “quickening” bursts forth for a variety of reasons, one being that a spirit filled believer is ready to accept the truth.

This extraordinary process is experienced by every born again Christian when they have read or heard something 15 or 20 times, then suddenly a golden piece of truth explodes upon them. The reaction is common with the, “I have read that many times and suddenly it clicked!!”

Merely reading the Bible and correctly being able to absorb it based on one's limited understanding is an impossibility regardless of the intelligent quotient of the individual. There are reason why God in the Bible states, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate".

Faith does come by hearing, and hearing by the word of God…..and so does understanding.

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