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A World Without God

August 25, 2013 By: alanpg Category: Distractions, Understanding God

World without God

When we talk about a world without God, we are talking about a world that has denied God’s existence or that believes in God, but creates their own god’s and/or doctrines. In such a world people do not see clearly the meaning of life. It is essential in God’s purpose, in His plan that a person come to an understanding of the truth about life. A world without God refers to the case where the vast majority of the world has denied God, has denied truth and lives in God-defined sin. Such people are as the scriptures teach, “without God and without hope.” Paul tells the Christians at Ephesus, that before the coming of the gospel, they were outside the commonwealth of Israel and thus without God and without hope. Now, the promise is to them (Galatians 3.26-29) and all persons whether Jew or Greek via the gospel. Today, the world is without God and without hope despite the availability of the gospel, because they either deny God and/or the gospel. Essentially, they have gained nothing from God’s plan to save them.

Ephesians 2:12

12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

This is the world of today and pretty much the history of the world. Adam and Eve failed to see through the wiles of the devil. The devil cleverly distorted the truth and pride and selfishness took over earth’s first human beings. Cain took his own view of God’s commands and later only Noah and his family survived in a world that had become godless – save eight souls. The world without God, that is without His truth becomes distorted and looks like humankind wants it to look. Who is hurt? Those who fail to see through the deceit will not succeed in life, that is obtain heaven.
A world without God is thus a world without hope. In reality, we are talking about individuals being without hope, but in our case the world is the collective sum of most of humanity. The sad thing is that the world of disbelief is the great deceiver of people. The world pulls people into following its beliefs, which are always opposed to God’s way. The world cannot force you to follow, but it is enticing and provides people what they really want. However, what they want they may fear may be wrong. Then the world assures them that what they want is OK, it is fine, no problem. The world teaches there is nothing wrong in acting this way or that or in believing this way or that. Of course, there will be many advocates for worldly ways and so God’s test is hard, likely impossible to pass for the proud and selfish. The news media, the television, the movies, the government, the many different organizations that support sinful things all make it SEEM so right (to do wrong). The most devastating weapon in a world without God is religion. Throughout this page and really throughout this website this will become very clear to anyone who loves the truth.

God Reveals Himself, His Purpose And
His Plan Consistent With His Purpose
The Way He Reveals Truth Is Consistent With His Purpose
And Not How You Or I would Have Revealed Truth

God’s test is perfect for accomplishing His purpose and like all things spiritual you cannot know them correctly unless God has revealed them. The way God reveals truth is done in a way that only persons with certain attitudes will seek, find and obey the truth and continue to live faithfully until death. You may not like how God has provided His revelation since even His methodology tests a person. God is perfect, His revelation is perfect and everything fits together perfectly. We see things generally from several points of view, God sees everything from infinite points of view and thus His reasons and method for revealing spiritual things is different than “How we would have done it.”
By way of example, God describes creation in a way we can understand what we needed to know and what we could understand. Many people want to know the technical details of creation, but how do you explain the creation of everything from nothing, including the creation of time done by a mere thought from God? The technical explanation being sought would need to be in terms of existing laws of physics, of chemistry, of genetics and all the other laws binding life in our created space (the universe). Of course, God is not limited by those elementary laws created for His purpose. God’s truthful explanation of creation fits perfectly His purpose as well as fitting what humankind can understand considering how God limited humankind in His creation.
It was not long after Adam and Eve succumbed to disobedience that God reveals the solution (to transgressing God’s law) in Genesis 3.15. That revelation would not be understood until thousands of years into the future. Why then did He make this revelation at that time? One reason would be that NOW we can say that this revelation serves as evidence for those who care to know. Indeed, it is very powerful evidence of God’s purpose, plan and fulfillment in Jesus. Throughout the Old Testament times, there were many revelations of the coming Messiah and yet the Jews murder Jesus a few years after He begins His public ministry. It would seem amazing that the thing God planned since Genesis 3.15 would involve a special people beginning with Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph and that nation of people would murder the very reason for their purpose. It is not so surprising when you realize the world today rejects the revelation delivered by God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit that could bring them to heaven. So, we live in a world without God and reject God for the same proud reasons the Jews failed to see Jesus as the Messiah.

The Ways Of God In Revealing Truth

Just a pause to talk about the ways of God in revelation. So many think God should have revealed Himself in a better way, more like they would have thought God should have revealed the truth. Once again, God revealed Himself perfectly to accomplish His purpose, not your way. It was an essential part of His plan to determine those worthy for heaven.

We begin with God indicating to Adam and Eve there would be a solution for the problem brought by their sin. They of course, did not understand nor the prophets who followed. Finally, in Ephesians God explains the mystery.

Ephesians 3.9-11

9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;
10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord

It was in some way essential to God’s plan not to reveal the manifold wisdom of God until this time, although as mentioned it was the eternal purpose.

From the time Jesus began His earthly teaching in relation to the kingdom, He did not reveal the things that were to remain hidden. So He spoke in parables of the kingdom. It was an effective way to describe the nature of the kingdom without revealing who He was and the precise nature of the kingdom. During this time, He would tell His disciples not to reveal who He was, and finally Peter spoke of Jesus as the Son of God. Jesus, points out that Peter had just learned this from God (not from flesh and blood), otherwise He would not have known. Now immediately, Jesus commands His disciples, that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ. We begin to see that the revelations from God are timed in accordance with His plan.

Jesus tells His apostles that the Holy Spirit will come and guide them into all truth. That is to occur after Jesus death, burial and resurrection. The time comes and on the day of Pentecost the apostles receive the Holy Spirit and the gospel is preached the first time and Jesus adds those obedient souls to His church.

Now begins a period of time when the word of God is confirmed by signs and wonders and gifts of the Holy Spirit. God will gradually reveal all that is needed for life and godliness. In Acts 10 it is revealed that Gentiles are fit for the kingdom of God and those of the house of Cornelius are added to the church. The character and organization of the LOCAL church is revealed throughout about the next 55+ years. God reveals the falling away and the inspired gospels and letters are completed with the Divine oversight of the Holy Spirit. We learn that the special miraculous things will cease – they have served their purpose in confirming the word of God. Finally, Peter tells us that we have all things that pertain unto life and godliness.

2 Peter 1.3,4

3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

All that is left is the fulfillment that is contained in the scriptures as God just as suddenly as He created the earth, the universe, living things and humankind – He will bring them to an end.
Just as Jesus completed every jot and tittle of the law and all the the prophets spoke of Him was fulfilled so His New Covenant will also be fulfilled by bringing an end to all things created at the beginning. That is, all things created that were not spiritual. Humankind being in the image of God and the reason for creation is both physical and spiritual and thus spiritually exists throughout eternity. In reference to the end of time, to the last day it will come quickly and without any warning.

One thing a person seeking truth can quickly understand is that God’s ways are much different than humankind’s ways. That is, the way that you or I would see something is quite different than how God views the same thing. God warns that there is a way that seems right to man, but it is the way of death. The world without God will see God their way and therefore be without God.

We are talking about truth and there is one God and He is the God of the bible. He is the creator of all things seen and unseen. There is no other God. It is devastatingly simple to understand God is the God of the bible and just as simple to see the god’s created by humankind are without any evidence. These are hauntingly obvious things to carry throughout eternity because you will realize you made poor choices.

The strangest and most inconceivable thing will become the most regrettable thing, namely having believed that “existence of everything” occurred from nothing. Science does not know by what manner anything came into existence from nothing. So science says, there was always something in existence and called it the primordial soup. So where did the primordial soup come from? Of course, we have no answers to the existence of anything, nonetheless we create theories and eventually these are accepted and taught. The invention of evolution (or really the theory of organic evolution) or Darwinism is truly without merit. It is like a god to many scientists and they laugh at those who believe there is a creator. They very simply underestimate God and His power and certainly do not understand His purpose. The leadership of their belief system are the intellectuals and they carry the swagger of the proud and exactly define the type of person God will not tolerate.

Paul in speaking with the Athenians provides a brief, but to the point statement regarding God. The Athenians (the intellectuals of that age) in their thinking were trying to cover all possibilities and constructed a statue to the unknown God. Paul describes the true God who is not unknown and not worshiped as humankind would design worship. In the process reveals a great deal about God – the only God.

Acts 17.24-27

24 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 
25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 
26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,
27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

It is a brief and efficient summary of the creator and you might notice that God has preappointed the times for humankind and the boundaries of their dwellings. The world has no idea of God’s power and the control God exerts over everything. The test of each person proceeds day-in and day-out in a manner which allows humankind to make choices. This freedom granted by God apparently allows some to believe they are in charge.

I cannot think of anything worse than at the end of your life if you did not believe in existence after death to die and still exist. Then the realization finally “stares you in the face” that indeed, God is the God of bible. The equivalent terror will come if you are alive when Christ returns in the air and every knee will bow. All the things precious in your life will instantly no longer matter. You will immediately know your fate, no excuses just your speedy judgment. Those “in Christ” will be with Him forever. This is the scenario and what God requires of humankind is more than they want to believe and usually more than they are willing to give. So, the God of the bible is rejected and most of humankind lives their lifetime without God, even putting God out of their mind. In any case, humankind has had time to create plenty of new gods. These become new religions and some associate with the bible, but the truth still eludes them. Many people’s god is built around a belief system that there is no god. It is just as religious as any of the other false ideas about life.

This is not something new, the world has, practically speaking, been without God, since shortly after the beginning.

Humankind Would Like To Create God In Their Own Image

God creates man in His own image, but since that time humankind has been creating God in humankind’s image – well, they are consistently trying to make God align with their varied beliefs. It is almost like every person has their own idea of God and for them this very personal god, is certainly their created god.

If everyone was either a Catholic, or a Muslim, or a Jew, or a Protestant, or a Buddhist then indeed it would be a world totally without God. These are all examples of humankind creating God how they wish Him to be. By merely belonging to a religion you may or may not be associated with God. The religions just mentioned would define you (in truth) as having no association with God and thus it would be a world without God if everyone belonged to one of these groups. For some strange reason it seems humankind believes they can define God and what pleases God and call it a religion and it will automatically be a valid organization associated with God. Fortunately, there is truth and some few people follow truth thus it is not a world completely without God. Yet, practically speaking, it is a world without God. It might be fair to say that the world, as Jesus describes it, is a world at enmity with God.

Look at the family, the modern family, the family we observe today. Is God there? Very rarely is God there, He is replaced with the worldly ideas and gaining the things of the world. Parents speak of offering their children worldly opportunities, perhaps experiencing different cultures. There is often little the parents will not do for their children except to give them the opportunity to know God. It is THE ONE THING they need and not only do they not provide that opportunity and encouragement, but they do all they can to keep their children from ever considering anything different than what humankind has concluded about existence. Worldliness overpowers men, women and children with its everyday physical realities, with a bombardment of all it offers for one’s delight, and with its apparent creations and marvels. The character of such a world becomes one of pride, selfishness, envy and this often leads to violence to attain what a person wants.

You might think there were times past when God was more important. Maybe a hundred years ago there was more interest in religious things. Very likely there was more interest in religion and throughout history there seems to be more respect for God. Actually, I doubt God was respected in any significant way at any time in history. Indeed there were many religious groups, but there were few who properly presented the truth in a way to help the lost of the world. People blame religion for many of the problems, such as wars, such as cruelty, such as its intolerance, such as its support of evil people and ideals and they are correct, but it is the religions of humankind.

The High Standard Of God Versus
The Low Standard Humankind Envisions That God Will Accept

God has set a high standard for humankind’s success and humankind (those that believe in God) act as though it is a low standard. The FEW of Matthew 7,13, and 14 should make a person think as well as all scripture that success in life is difficult. God’s standard is very high and the world standard for just about everything is exceedingly low in acceptance of selfish behavior, of immorality, of whatever will provide a person with what they want. We respond favorably to what looks good, what is attractive and what gets the most for us and our families and friends. Enabling is a cornerstone of modern society, which is really accepting a low ethical and moral standard by excusing it and then supporting it as normal. People, can easily conclude that God is enabling and accepts poor attitudes and violations of His laws. There is a sense where God may seem to be enabling and it is inasmuch as He provided His Son as a solution for humankind’s problem of sin. Even so, this demonstrates God’s commitment to the highest of standards in requiring such a perfect and horrific sacrifice to cover the sins of humankind. Many religions see the death of Christ as enabling by teaching salvation results from mere mental acceptance of Christ. However, God only accepts those that take advantage of Jesus’ death by obeying the gospel and then living faithfully until death. Such people become new creatures “in Christ” and in no way can go forward living a sinful life and be acceptable.

Wanting What Will Be Impossible

When the end comes and you realize God is the God of the bible, then every person will want what they cannot have – another chance. The time of choice is over and now you know that God’s standard was indeed very high. God will not be spending eternity with the selfish, the proud, with those who disregarded His directions, His commandments. You might say the world, including the religious world did not teach you the truth and that is exactly why the world is evil.
Today and throughout all human history it has been a world without God. Now, the end comes and there will be an eternal existence without God. So, how serious is sin?
Why did God create humankind just to have most all fail? No, He wants none to fail, but it will be a choice and because of pride most will never know of the alternative – success and heaven. The wisdom of the world (or as the scriptures say the wisdom of the wise) was selected over learning there was a God and God as the God of the bible – the only God that has ever existed.
You may have been “religious” like a Catholic or a Protestant or a Muslim, or a Buddhist, but none of these will help you to succeed. Sadly, you may be devoted to one of these and think all is fine, but God is much narrower. The religions of humankind exist because of pride in what we believe, because of the comfortable defining of sin, because they offer a way to live in the world and still obtain heaven, and because of individual arrogance and stubbornness in terms of not being told how to live. In rejecting God’s way, humankind has invented many of their own ways and called it the religion from God. It SEEMS right to many and you trust others in the thing that matters most – your eternity. In an instant you will know all the religions of humankind were an abomination to God – you can know that now. The religions of humankind are against God’s purpose and the outcome will be the loss of souls. So many think they are close to God because of their beliefs, when in fact they reject God because they reject His commands by accepting the commands of humankind.

God’s Ways Are Entirely Different Than How We Think

Isaiah 55:8,9

8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

We have seen that God’s means of revealing truth are different than how we might reveal truth. Also, that God’s standards are very high for achieving heaven and people create religions that conform to their ideas of God. Then people conclude this is how God SHOULD judge and how we believe He WILL judge. Those who stand in pulpits of “Christian So-Called Religions” and indicate God is love invariably are preaching a doctrine that is alien to God. It is the basic doctrine of Protestantism and it is opposed to scripture and results in the loss of hundreds of millions of souls. Although, it is true that God is love their doctrine pretty much ends with accepting Christ as their personal savior. This doctrine has been so mixed with the ideas of humankind that the teaching of Christ is completely butchered. God’s love is always attached to obedience and is consistently associated with the sacrifice of Jesus. God’s love is conditional on your obedience to the gospel of Christ and your continuing obedience to the doctrine of Christ.

God Delivers The Truth In His Revelation
Everything God Indicates Will Happen, Happened Or Will Happen

Unless you understand God as He has revealed Himself you will not correctly appreciate the title of this section. Since the beginning of the “record” everything revealed by God has happened or will come to pass. Beginning with God’s plan to reconcile humankind back into the favor of God in Genesis 3.15, there have been significant related revelations. An example would be:

Isaiah 53.3-5

3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

Of course, Jesus was the fulfillment.

One thing you can observe is that the revelations from God are regarding spiritual matters. Many people look for a material context and something that applies specifically to them. The revelations are often unclear when they were revealed as was the case with Genesis 3.15. The revelations of the kingdom, many of which were the parables of Jesus often required explanation. After telling the parable of the sower in Luke 8, Jesus explains the meaning. The seed is the word of God and the seeds fall on people and depending on the condition of the soil (their hearts) they respond differently. In this one short parable describes how all of humankind will respond to the word of God. The kingdom that Jesus preached was near at hand. In order to enter the kingdom – the spiritual church requires God’s word be received like the seed which fell on good soil (good hearts) and they keep God’s word, obey God’s word. Although Jesus revealed the meaning to His disciples, He explained why He spoke in parables:
To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that
Seeing they may not see,
And hearing they may not understand.
At this time the knowledge of the kingdom was being partially revealed. We know that the Apostles would be led by the Holy Spirit into all truth after the death of Jesus. Those things, such as the explanation by Jesus of the parable of the sower are now fully revealed to all in the scriptures. It is interesting that the world, the world without God we are discussing still respond to God’s word exactly as described by Jesus over 2000 years ago.
Seeing they may not see,
And hearing they may not understand.

Those who care less or are careless with God’s truth look for and find all sorts of physical meanings and fabricate all sorts of teachings from God’s revelation. God’s revelations predict many events of a physical nature, but they all have a central spiritual basis. The fact that God cannot lie, that there is a perfect correlation between his revelation and what happened ought to make you concerned about what remains to be fulfilled. There is no more significant revelation than what Jesus said would occur and did occur on the first Pentecost after His death. It would be the beginning of the church, the spiritual church. God provides the directions through the Holy Spirit in relation to the salvation the souls. Jesus revealed to His disciples that the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) would guide them into all truth. When Jesus said, no one can come to the Father unless it was through Him it is a truth every person should know. When Jesus said, unless you believe I am He you shall die in your sins it is a truth you need. God is planning to bring an end to His creation and it will surely come to pass exactly as revealed. Read the “End Of The World” and see what awaits. The end of the world fascinates people and there are many amazing fabricated stories involving all sorts of endings – they are all wrong. If you begin to understand God from the scriptures, you will be learning to fear God. The reason for the fear is precisely because you come to understand that God means exactly what He says. The world does not fear God and in support of that they say God does not exist. Every person needs to know God exists and that He is the God of the bible.

Clarifying A Specific Characteristic Of People
That God Does Not Like and Will Not Have In Heaven

God does not like proud persons and absolutely will not have such people sharing Heaven with Him. Life is God’s test for Humankind. The very reason for our existence is to determine our worthiness for heaven. God’s perfect test will sort out those who love Him from those who do not. You might think of some cases where due to circumstances, judgment would be impossible. In such a case, you really underestimate God and in the process you are easily judged as unworthy. You suffer from a characteristic that God will not accept and is at the root of most if not all failures. You can see pride in Satan, Adam and Eve, Cain, Pharaoh, Nadab and Abihu, and the throughout the Old Testament times. The Jews were so full of pride that they killed the savior they had awaited since God revealed there would be a Messiah. To this day the world is overflowing with pride. Let’s look at how God regards pride:

God hates, and makes it clear those things He hates. You can see that all sorts of sins are associated with these attitudes and the first one mentioned seems to be in all the others. God hates the proud look and obviously all the thoughts, words and actions that come from the proud person.

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

God places pride in advance of your destruction and He is talking about your eternal destruction. Your inability to recognize the seriousness of pride and control it will be the downfall to all who succumb to pride.

Proverbs 16:18

18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Jesus points out that lusts and pride are not from God, they are of the world.

1 John 2:16

16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

Naaman, the commander of the army of the king of Syria was used to being honored. Elisha instructed him in relation to the cure for his leprosy to do something common. As opposed to being thankful, he rejects the means required to receive the cure.

2 Kings 5.11,12

11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’
12 Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.

Naaman, unlike most people filled with pride never take the cure for sin. Naaman went to the river Jordan and obeyed God and was cured. Today, people filled with pride regarding what they currently believe, that is what the world has taught hear the gospel and quickly reject it.

So, why will those who are proud fail? Every person needs to look beyond themselves, to humble themselves to God’s will. A proud, self-seeking person will never do this and thus never learn what is required to be reconciled to God and certainly never live day-in and day-out for God by keeping His commandments. Yes, a perfect test and your choices will condemn you or they will save you.

The Way Of Salvation

The road to heaven is made clear in the New Testament beginning with the events on the day of Pentecost after the death of Christ. God’s attitude has never changed since the beginning as obedience has always been a requirement throughout the bible and that continues in this last age. The gospel of Christ requires we obey the gospel. Since that first day the gospel was preached, salvation has resulted from obeying the gospel. This is entirely different than the teaching of Protestantism and as might be expected their organizations are completely different than what was authorized by the apostles guided by the Holy Spirit.

The Destruction Of All Physical Things

end of world pix

The picture above is a forest fire and is nothing like what God reveals as all such earthly fires will eventually burn out and charred residue and earth remain. God is simply destroying the stage, which He used to fulfill His purpose. This fire will destroy all physical things in the universe. Humankind might look at what they know in terms of how this could happen such as the required temperature to melt everything leaving absolutely nothing and say it cannot be done. Just as God created all things by the power of His infinite might, so He can end all physical things. At this point in God’s purpose, God no longer will be using the physical laws He put in place for humankind, but can undoubtedly accomplish this task in an infinite different number of ways. He has described it to us as a fervent heat, but we know little about how this event will happen. However, we can be assured it will come to pass.

We might not think it is necessary to destroy all of non-eternal creation. That is, destroy everything except what was created in God’s image, specifically humankind. This is God’s way. Why did God reveal this event, this destruction of all things physical?
God reveals the destruction of all that is physical to point out how insignificant the stage where our lives “played out” is to His purpose. The significant thing in God’s purpose is YOU. Life is about the soul and not about the beautiful stage created for His purpose. This also along with all scripture points out that despite the beauty, despite all the good things we can find on the “stage” there is no comparison to the existence that awaits those who love Him – that is, those who keep His commandments. In Revelation 21 God points out some of the highly undesirable things we face regularly on earth that will be completely absent in heaven.

Revelation 21.4

4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

We thank God for the food that nourishes our bodies – yet there is no need for food in heaven. Food is just one of the things required in the physical realm. That is, the things needed in our four dimensional world – our three physical dimensions and time. We are spiritual beings locked in a physical body in a physical universe and in a time world and in that framework the test is conducted. This framework has its problems and we need to overcome the difficulties. We have a limited lifetime, we are subject to the cruelty of others, we suffer from ailments of the body, we hunger, we weep, we regret, and we suffer. We of course, also have some wonderful moments, good relationships, food to nourish and at times happiness, but always temporary and we are always marching down a path to the end of our life’s.

Unless God reveals something spiritual we will not know it. We cannot understand spiritual things unless we are aligned with God’s purpose. If we look at life through our eyes, considering our goals, our purpose, we will not understand God and thus not understand what life is all about.
We have a single perfect revelation from God and we reject it because it does not suit our way of thinking and limits how we can live. Why are we so misaligned with God? Simply because life is a test and THIS (your way or God’s way) IS THE TEST! It turns out that some people passing through life are NOT misaligned with God, but come to realize God is the God of the bible and quickly align themselves with God’s word. Do you think selfish, proud, cruel persons would align themselves with God? You are right, they would not and in the process God has sorted out those for heaven and those for hell, simply by observing each person making free-will choices. Indeed, a perfect test has been designed by God.

Understanding Existence Without God

We are talking about a world without God, because the vast majority of people have chosen to reject God – the God of the bible. The outcome of this rejection is failing the test, losing your soul. You will then exist for an eternity without God. There is evil in the world, but God is there because of you and your opportunity to succeed. That means there is goodness in the world because of God and all the evil is there because of the choices humankind has made. Those who are lost will be separated from God for eternity – that is the absence of good for eternity. In your life, you could make choices, but that time is past, with your passing. There was hope of something better, now that is gone. There were sprinklings of good and it often made life worth living. Now, in a lost state evil permeates everything. I do not know much about the next life for those who fail in life, but God will not be there and that may not properly frighten you now, but it will then. Nonetheless, you can succeed in life and be with God forever and nothing can compare with being with God and totally without evil.

The World Is Right About Religion
But Terribly Wrong About God

There are so many things pulling a person away from God, but people accept the deceit because they like living in a world without accountability. We are surrounded by endless sources of godlessness in the mass media, in education and strong influences from our friends, family, and teachers that cause us to believe there is no God and really no knowable ultimate truth. I will mention one of the more subliminal influences. It is so common that it is part of the day-day landscape of the mass media. You are watching some kind of a show (television, movie or a stage play) and here comes a reference to religion. It may be some crazy-eyed person, perhaps holding a bible carrying on like a madman, often yelling, often bringing news of doom. Maybe some “religious” person taking the opposite view of the group and trying to encourage others in what is obviously a bad idea. Religion is portrayed as associated with people who are a threat to the normal peaceful life sought by the masses. Eventually, many believe the propaganda from all these influential sources. Society becomes numb to anything different than the popular, “approved” thinking of humankind, that is of the world. Religion is portrayed at best as judgmental, uncaring and certainly hypocritical.
Of course the problem is that these portrayals are not true in relation to God and God’s truth. They represent in a caricature sort of way the exaggerated imaginings of those opposed to religion and God. Indeed, there are many crazy people of “religion”, but they (as do most of the religious world) do not in any way represent the God of heaven, the only God, the God of the bible. People “buy into” these silly ideas that portray God and people who follow God as an evil to be avoided. The message from God through His children is quite different than how the mass-media and others including the “religions of humankind” represent the message.

If you go through life without understanding God you will fail in life. You will die in sin, perhaps not even knowing WHAT WAS SIN and WHAT WAS NOT SIN. That will be your choice, because you choose to focus your life on other things. The world has “out-smarted” you in what you believed and how you lived. You may realize that something like homosexuality/same sex marriage is wrong, it seems wrong. Nonetheless, you support such people and their agenda’s because you reason, “who am I to tell people what they can do.” Actually, no one tell someone else what they can or cannot do, but you support the “sinful thing” with your money, your encouragement and your vote. That was your choice in the matter – you promoted sin. In the eyes of God your support of sin is sin and just as bad if not worse than those who commit the deed. The scriptures are very clear on this matter – but you never knew the scriptures – your choice. You live in a world without God and all seems fine until your time of choice ends and you face God. Just in case this does happen, you have rolled up a long list of excuses, but they will be ridiculous before God. Finally, everything you could ever imagine as important will be meaningless, because now it is your soul and only your soul. It will not be your family, your friends, but it will be just you and what you did with your life in relation to God’s word. Yes, and you never knew God’s word – it was your choice. You may think, I was so deceived – yet it was your choice. It is the end of the world and the time of choice is gone for you eternally, time itself no longer exists, the earth and all of the universe are all gone, all the works done on earth are gone. Yet, God knows your heart, your actions – every good and evil deed and most importantly He knows if you HAD and MAINTAINED a relationship with His Son that can cover your sins. God has allowed people their choices and the world has largely removed the creator and selected to live a life of temporary gain, of temporary happiness. The purpose of life, the seriousness of life has escaped every person who gladly embraced a world without God.

It Is Not The World, It Is You

We are talking about a world without God. The world is inanimate, but is a place where sin pervades throughout because people have chosen to reject God and/or the God of the bible. The worldly views are perpetuated, promoted by people who have strong personal motives for convincing others to believe their view of life. Various godless doctrines have continuously appeared throughout history. Although, there are many reasons which motivate people to teach these destructive doctrines, the most common one I have observed is the limitations the God of the bible places on people. Associated with this is how people have distorted God’s word to the point people will never allow themselves to “been seen” associating with the scriptures. So, when Jesus points out that the world is at enmity with God few people will accept or understand what is meant. Only when a person is lost without recourse will they see how they followed after the world to their own destruction. The world rejects God, laughs at sin, teaches humankind’s existence was an unpredictable and highly unlikely occurrence yet since the universe is so large that everything came together – somehow. The silliness of the explanation continues by teaching people the physical world occurred as the result of nothing (or undefined primordial soup) exploding. Finally, after a very long period of time life came into existence and then after another very long period of time there was intelligent life. All this supposition has a purpose for its promoters, namely eliminating God from existence and as always removing the dreaded God of the bible with is rules on how to live, with His punishments.
At the same time promoting temporary happiness that often includes sinful activities.
The religions of the world bring great confusion and their own kind of deceit and trickery. It may seem overwhelming, but it is not. Your attitude in relation to truth, your courage to fight against error are tough choices and will only be made by those who want heaven more than they love this world. God has indicated that the fool has said in his heart that there is no God. Someday, hopefully not, you will realize that fool was you. As long as you “figure out” God exists and He is the God of the bible while you are still alive and can do something about it, you can achieve heaven. Look around, what is the world saying about God, about the God of the bible? Today, the hatred of God and the bible is beyond comprehension and very much reminds me of Jesus before Pontius Pilate. The hatred of the Jewish leaders was so great and although Pilate could find no wrong he was persuaded to crucify Him. God’s word properly understood would have convinced the Jews that Jesus was the Christ, their Messiah. The heritage of the Jews was a history of disobedience and replacing the commandments of God with their traditions and with the commandments of men.

Matthew 15.9

9 And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

Mark 7:9

9 He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.

Jesus in front of Pontius Pilate

Today, the world is not crucifying Jesus, but they are rejecting Him just as the Jews did by rejecting His word, by creating their own gods.

Behind the rejection of truth is always selfishness, pride and ignorance or careless consideration of the facts. There is always a leadership united in principle to crucify Jesus, to teach godless doctrines in the 21st century and in effect pulling as many along with them to eternal destruction. Of course, those evil leaders do not think they are going to destruction, but have convinced themselves they are right and the more they convince others helps solidify their own beliefs. The world will not help you achieve heaven, but pull you in the opposite direction.

Questions You Can Get Answered Now

We are talking about questions you may have after death, having discovered the truth when it is too late.
(To Help You Now, So You Will Not Have These Questions Then)

I should mention that I personally doubt (I do not really know, but suspect from my study of scripture) you may ever have the opportunity for any questions and thus never receive any answers. God, already knows why you will be lost and your existence forward will not be good and that would include no explanations to you. Now is the time, as the scriptures teach, “Today Is The Day Of Salvation.” I suspect all your excuses will not even be mentioned, because in some way you will know your fate and know that it will not be changed. Serious business, the soul and the questions below are things you need answers to NOW!!

Questions you very likely will never be able to ask of God at your judgment.

Question: Why didn’t YOU make the life I should have lived more clear in terms of what I needed to do.

Question: Why were so many people lost, I thought I was as good as others, but now I know few, if any of them achieved heaven either.

Question: Why did you allow me to be fooled. I knew you existed, I worshiped you as God, but now realize the truth about how to live, how and what to obey were wrong – I trusted some good and powerfully influential persons.

Question: I was taught there would be second chances, but now I find out there are no second chances. Why are YOU not giving people a second chance?

Question: Why did YOU take my loved ones from me – it made me despise YOU.

Question: Although, I kept your commands, I did show fairness to those who believed differently than me even though they lived in sinful ways and supported them in various ways. Now, I am condemned as though I committed the sins which caused their downfall.

Question: YOUR justice is much different than the earthly justice of modern times. Why is there no way out of my problems? The excuses for behaviors are often acceptable to human judges and people widely accept the flaws in people. Often people cannot help how they act, maybe they were out of their minds with other problems.

The Answer To All These Questions Is The Same.

You could have known the answers while you were alive, they are all in the scriptures, which you rejected or rejected certain parts of God’s word. If you fail and considered yourself religious, it will undoubtedly be as the result of following some person’s teachings. You may have thought the teaching was from God – but it was not. The one way to be certain you have the truth is realizing there is just One Solid Thing, namely God’s word.
You could have realized that everything God said in scripture came to pass and as I write this, there is but one thing remaining that will also come to pass. Namely, the return of Jesus in the air and the taking of His children both in the graves and those alive at His coming. Following this all others will be swept away to their judgment and condemnation. During that process the earth, the universe and the works therein will all be destroyed. God’s purpose will be fulfilled in those who succeeded in life.
All the things from the creation, the plan announced for Jesus to reconcile, the plan being completed in the death of Jesus and the kingdom established were systematically finished. The word of God was completed and confirmed during the first century. The point is, everything God planned has occurred just as what remains will happen just as planned. The very best of questions are trivial as are the very best of excuses since the answer to life is fear God and keep His commandments. Ask your questions NOW before it is everlastingly too late and seek out the answers using your best abilities as though your eternity was in the balance – because it is!

As the questions come to an end, you may now know what a terrible thing it was to live in a world without God.

Life without God on earth is unfortunate as a person fills his/her days with worldly things. In such a life there is some temporary happiness, usually there is hope in the coming day. Life without God in the next life will be void of everything, unbearable and without recourse. It will be an eternal existence without hope. In the absence of God, evil will flourish.
Jesus tells people not to reject Him and to receive His words, because it is those very words which will judge a person on the last day. You may have your idea of judgment, but God makes it clear your judgment will be in accordance with the scriptures. Thus, you can know today all about your judgment if you can be honest with yourself simply by looking into God’s word.

John 15.48

48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. 

At your judgment, you should not expect anything different than what is revealed. As always, the scriptures define something and it will come to pass exactly as God has indicated.

What Will It Take To Get A Person To Realize
The Seriousness Of Life In Relation To Their Eternity?

There has never been a lack of evidence and today the completed word of God provides all a person needs to be successful. God defines sin and those that live in sin become addicted and in addition the sinful things move a person gradually further and further from God. As sin becomes dominant in a person’s life there is a growing hope that there is no God and with “worldly” encouragement it is easy to accept what you already want to be true. There are hundreds of things that fill our lives, maybe thousands and in many cases none of them involve God. When they do involve God they are not the first thing on our list. God needs to be first on our list or we will not find the truth, obey it and live it. If God is somewhere on your “list” you may find some “religion” that fills your need. There is just one God and one truth and that is what you need to find. Finding God is equivalent to finding the truth and your intensity in this matter is such that nothing less will satisfy. Ninety-nine percent of the people (or some very large percentage) involved with some religion are there for the wrong reason and there is absolutely no benefit, but usually great harm. The harm is you are in danger of losing your soul and you might convince others and cost them their souls also. You are in a test yet few realize this, few care and consequently few will succeed in life. The magnitude of the deceit regarding God’s existence, God’s truth and consequently your existence and your salvation is overwhelming. Yet God makes it clear there are NO EXCUSES for failing in life. God’s test is perfect to fulfill His purpose and you are living it. God has provided the great salvation, the answer to all the things that plague the world and few care enough to look beyond this life, this extremely short life. The world, that is the world without God where we all live out our lifetimes presents itself as the answer to happiness. Everything except your soul is important – that will all change for everyone when it is everlastingly too late. Those devoted to a certain religion could know right now that their beliefs come from man. Religions are often the well conceived fabrications of some men and or women. The difference between the truth and error is so infinitely large that it may be the most devastating regret to realize how little you cared about such obvious truth. There is an enormous difference between truth and error, but who cares to find out? The truth may be too hard to bear and we choose to believe what we wish instead of searching for what is true. Bad choices for our eternity, often come from laziness in our search, trust in some great wise person and often because we do not have time to search with diligence for truth and will bring us to a terrible end. Simply said, we do not have time for God. If we dig a little deeper we will find there is greed, selfishness, pride and the lust of the flesh and of the eyes. It is these very characteristics that God will not accept for heaven and the perfect test from God has such people placing God outside their lives, often denying God’s existence. Certainly, these people are NOT seeking truth with their whole mind, body and spirit. So, a person says, “What if we live in a world without God, why does that matter?” It matters because life is about the soul and life is not about any of the things the world offers. As a result, you may lose the only thing in life that matters – your soul, the real you, the eternal you.

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