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Eyes Of God

September 03, 2012 By: alanpg Category: How To Get to Heaven, Understanding God

The Eyes of God

God Sees Everything

Actually, God does not have physical eyes as we do. They would be an infinitely huge downgrade. Yet, God sees all things. We CAN talk about sight, vision in terms of eyes because that is all we understand. We are spiritual beings in a physical body and limited in the same way as TIME also limits humankind.

How Does God View – Everything?

First, God views everything spiritually, this is God’s focus. We can only get to the truth by spiritual means. That is, only inasmuch as God has revealed His perspective. Men’s reasoning about life is varied and always incorrect. How could humankind possibly know what life is all about unless God revealed it? So, if we look through God’s eyes we can understand life and it turns out one thing becomes very obvious, very quickly. That is, ultimately life is not about this life and then we learn HOW WE LIVE this life determines our success or failure. A deeper understanding of God combined with a basic understanding of humankind leads us to an unfortunate conclusion. Namely, most people live their life quite selfishly and are unlikely to achieve the most basic understanding of God’s purpose. God is not sympathetic to the proud, self-seeking, and unforgiving of the world. Only the truth-loving, humble, courageous, open-minded of the world will search, find and accept/obey God. God has made it clear that He wants people to succeed in life, but tragically in the free-will environment required for His test few select to live for God. Heaven coach is trying to help people to better understand God in a world that portrays God incorrectly and often suggests God does not exist. The amazing thing is that God has brought great clarity about Himself, His purpose and His plan and few people care. A great number of people sense there may be a God and fear that God is indeed the God of the bible. These people very frequently believe they can find an excuse or blame someone for their spiritual failure if it ever comes to such a situation. All these bad attitudes in relation to the only thing that really matters in your life can easily be corrected. There is tremendous strength available from God’s word and you can begin by coming to a correct understanding of God and His purpose for life.

Note: How can anyone say with certainty how God “sees” something, how God views something? Pretty presumptuous don’t you think? Well, one can understand how God “sees” something inasmuch as God has revealed that something. People disagree, but that does not mean there is no truth on that subject. If you take the whole of what God revealed on a subject you should have the correct meaning. Of course, remove your prejudice, open your mind and desire to know the truth at all costs.

What is God’s perspective
His viewpoint
How does He “see” things such as:

1) God’s View Of
Humankind’s Self-Honoring Systems

Halls of Fame
Awards for various media personalities
Honorary awards

Hall of Fame

The honoring of people for achievements might be considered the most innocent of all matters. A wonderful thing and often very deserved, but not always. It turns out in some cases the worst people receive honors. Here are the awards received by Adolph Hitler:

> Iron Cross, Second Class – 1914 (Given by German Empire in World War I)
> Wound Badge – 1917 (Given by German Empire in World War I)
> Iron Cross, First Class – 1918 (Given by German Empire in World War I)
> Time magazine: Man of the Year – 1938

Barak Obama received the Nobel Prize for peace in 2009 after making certain speeches. He had no record that indicated he was in any way qualified for such an honor. Subsequently, the Nobel Price Committee learned that he had many character faults. The most significant one was making passionate promises to win an election, but having neither the ability or the interest to fulfill them. He was the only person winning the prize without having demonstrated credentials to justify the award. Strangely, the Nobel Prize committee indicated they were drunk as it was the start of Norway’s annual aquavit-tasting festival when they made the decision. They realized they gave the award based on hope, not on facts. They asked Obama to quietly return the prize and avoid the “nastiness” if it were not returned. It is not certain if the prize will be returned, but one thing is universally agreed; he did nothing to deserve the Nobel Prize for Peace. A true leader, an honorable person, a humble person would take certain actions if given an award not deserved.

So, there are many more errors made in making subjective and semi-objective awards than might be suspected. There is often prejudice and/or coercion influencing the decision makers in the process of awarding the honor. God has a single reward, namely heaven and unlike other awards or honors there will be no mistakes. “Christians So-Called” have actually created a “Christian Hall of Fame.” It may be one of the worst ideas initiated by humankind to honor men and women. Are these honored people now worthy of your trust, should you follow their teachings? Are these honored people in heaven or headed for heaven? I would suggest such a hall of fame implies these people are in heaven and only God knows the fate of a person. The influence of “honored” people results in many be in “starstruck” and blindly following their beliefs.

Note: a fully objective award would be winning an Olympic Gold Medal in rowing. Who crossed the line first without breaking any of the rules?

Make The Distinction – Honor Only God

People fail to realize that God is at the center of EVERYTHING – God deserves the honor and when people become “puffed-up” with themselves they miss giving the credit where it belongs – to God. Where does your life originate, why do you exist, why do you prosper, why have you succeeded? I am afraid, we are going to have to take the credit when we fail. In some cases the bad things that happen to us are the result of others and we suffer – but it is not God. You can have a better understanding of human suffering and it will help you to understand the real source of the problem.
When we FAIL TO SEE God is behind all the BLESSINGS that are honestly attained; We think that obviously, WE are responsible and deserve the honor. You have this limited time on earth, while you can choose to honor yourself, honor others or honor God. Your lifetime is the time of choice per God’s purpose. If during this time you can honor God, love the truth, obey it and live it you have demonstrated great wisdom. These are the choices made by a humble, truth-loving person. God is very clear about the certain destruction of the proud – namely pride comes before the destruction.

Peter provided a good example of rejecting strong honor (worship-like) when in Acts 10, Cornelius bowed down before him and Peter quickly rebuked him.

Acts 10:25,26

25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him.
26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.”

One might say there is a big difference between honor and worship and there is, but all honor and worship belong to God. What good thing has any person accomplished independent of God? Every person exists and has a free will because of God. You should not think false worship is limited to things we identify as gods, but consists of anything or anyone we honor in an extraordinary manner. Quite often, we worship things such as drugs/alcohol, immoral things, lustful desires as we consistently choose these things over God. To clarify, it is a good thing to be an honorable person and many people are honorable. Honorable refers to honest, trustworthy, and one who does the right thing because it is the right thing to do. We respect, honor such a person for their worthy character – but do so in moderation. If we fill our life praising men and women, then we are taking away from God.

The Hidden Eternal Devastation of Honoring People

One very significant danger resulting from such high honor is that we place trust in some person above God. A good example is Martin Luther, who deserves credit for his battle against the Roman Catholic terror, which was present since its beginning. Martin Luther knew there was about 1200 years of terror, unfairness and disrespect for God associated with Roman Catholicism. Luther triumphed in exposing Catholicism and the tyranny began to crumble. Catholicism gradually took on a less violent and overbearing character in relation to nations. Martin Luther is very likely the one most responsible for this change. Unfortunately, the subsequent honor given to Martin Luther, John Calvin and a few others turned into believing their religious doctrines. Few understand the devastation to souls this has caused. The most unseen, but powerful outcome of honoring people is to believe what they subsequently teach. The safe route is to honor God, respect honorable men and women, but believe only God. This story of honoring a man or woman and then believing their doctrine has been repeated throughout religious (and secular) history. Almost universally in the religious realm the “followers” believe they are following God’s directions.

I suspect, a person may say it is not wrong to elaborately honor a person for a good reason. God indicates who we should honor, namely Him and that eliminates all others. God knows who deserves the honor and knows the dangers when men/women honor other people, other things. Can you live your life only honoring God? I suggest you can and recommend you do. Look at the advice given in, “Believe No One.”

Psalm 148:13

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above the earth and heaven.

Here is where God can differentiate people. Those who love God keep his commandments and not just some commandments, but they want to please God in every way. Those who trivialize God’s word by picking and choosing what they like are lukewarm and indeed God will spew them out of His mouth (Revelation 3:16). The so-called Christian religious world is deeply into honoring men and women and even worshiping them, giving them special honor. A Protestant preacher carries the title of reverend and they should be servants and not revered. Catholicism is filled with the most serious system of honor to Mary, their saints and popes and other of their hierarchy. This ungodly system has been devastating to the souls of hundreds of millions of their followers.

As mentioned at the beginning of this section, few see the problem of honoring men and women and even religiously honoring various leaders of their hierarchy or special persons of the past. God’s people see this as dishonor to God.
It is harmful to your soul to participate in such idolatry. If YOU are the one being honored in some secular or religious endeavor, it may overcome you. Suddenly YOU are important – can you handle it or will you think you are really special. Fast Forward – You are dying and then you die. Now, are you special? In the only thing that matters did you lose your soul because of your attitude? Frankly, it is hard enough to be sufficiently humble to overcome the world by finding the truth, obeying it and living it. There is a world of complexities that come with receiving honor and one of them is the extent you will go to maintain your position of honor.
The base reason why people may think that discussing this is ridiculous, trivial and unimportant is because they do not know WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT. They do not understand God, which is a consequence of not understanding life’s purpose. If you are committed to believing life is about this life you are truly not in the race because you do not know there is a race. Life is about the soul, about the battle between good and evil, which is a spiritual battle. The battle is very personally about you versus sin. Now, once you understand this you will want to better understand God. In short order, you will see all the honor belongs to God and there is nothing trivial about humankind’s honoring societies from God’s point of view. God is serious about you succeeding and to be successful YOU need to be serious. God has done everything divinely possible within the framework of His purpose to secure your success. Humankind has a record of disappointing God beginning with Adam and Eve, Cain, the people OTHER than Noah and his family and those who escaped Egypt and saw God’s power yet quickly doubted God. The Jews were a constant disappointment before Christ and when Jesus walked the earth they murdered the Messiah. Things have not changed as the world continues to create gods, religions and deny God’s existence. As a result, few know God’s purpose and plan and thus fail to find the path to reconciliation. Life is very short and there is no need for giving or receiving honor. In the last day, the earth and all the works therein will be burned up and this includes all the honors given and received.

2 Peter 3:10

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

In Conclusion How Does God View Worldly Honors

Now, are the honors, the Halls of Fame eternal? No, and the buildings, the trophies, and the records will all be obliterated. All the works that are in the earth will be burned up. It is as though those works never existed. All those personal honors, all you achieved in the physical world are gone. They were never important to God nor was the earth, the universe or any physical thing. What remains is your record of the good and/or evil in your life. You will exist spiritually, and HOW YOU DID in your battle with sin will be exposed. Did you die in a relationship with Christ? This will be the only important thing and none of your worldly accomplishments will have ANY VALUE. They will all be meaningless. If you are smart you will neither honor others or “wrongly” receive honor during your lifetime. Obviously, you may not be able to avoid being honored for something you have accomplished. If the honor is deserved then congratulations, but realize and acknowledge the good things accomplished belong to God and be careful to avoid the pride, the swelling of your head.

2) God’s View of Lies

God tells us Satan is the father of lies. Satan is not given the title of “the murderer of nations or individuals” because Satan wants the thing that really matters – your soul. God’s plan of reconciliation requires you to learn the truth about salvation. Satan knows when you are deceived it will cost you salvation – the lie told may be from the secular world or it may come from religion. A worldly lie might be, THERE IS NO GOD, we exist as the result of some cosmic accident. Furthermore, you evolved from an ape and certainly not the creation of a non-existent God. Religion’s lies are just as deceptive and involve the creation of all kinds of doctrines, but with a common denominator – they teach lies about God’s process for salvation. The magnitude of these lies in view of the truth is gargantuan, but still able to convince those who love the teaching, perhaps because it is gentle or allows things people desire in life. People want to walk the fence and look for religious support for certain sins, or have a lenient grading system for sins and in general a system that interferes little with their life. Satan did not physically club Adam and Eve or harm Jesus in the desert, but he told lies which worked well with Adam and Eve. Satan desires men/women to fail in their free will choices and as a consequence will be lost eternally. God DID ALLOW Satan to bring mental anguish and physical harm to Job, but Job withstood the great difficulties. In the world we live, HUMANKIND has caused much physical and mental suffering to be brought into the life’s of each person. For many people, life’s difficulties are often a contributing factor leading to bad choices and eventually to a failed life. Like Job, you can overcome the challenges and you MUST if you want heaven. You see one of the truly large discrepancies between God and the typical view of Humankind is that most will succeed in life – achieve heaven. The scriptures indicate something quite different – FEW will be successful.

Satan Deceives
Satan, who was created higher than humankind failed the free will test of God. His fate is sealed and He does not want these lower forms to succeed and have the eternity he lost. People as did Satan fail for the same reason, that is, they are overtaken by pride. As discussed above, the self-honoring societies can become a good source of pride. It is amazing how important these things become to a person. It is not just those who receive the honor, but all those who fail to receive it and covet the honor greatly. It is a lie that these honors have any ultimate value. Have you ever heard someone say that being honored with this great award will be their legacy. I will always be remembered for this. It is a lie as all these things will be gone – “burned-up” and all that will remain will be your pride. How much time did you waste glorifying yourself or others. The excuse for many will be I never had time to learn the truth and live it and you are right because you were so filled getting what YOU wanted – there was no time for God.

I have pointed out in various places at different websites and in the book, “What Is Life All About?” how God views lies. God tells humankind that there are seven things He hates and these are listed below:

God mentions “seven” things He hates:

Proverbs 6.16-19

• A proud look
• A lying tongue
• Hands that shed innocent blood
• A heart that devises wicked plans
• Feet that are swift in running to evil
• A false witness that speaks lies
• One who sows discord among brethren

You might notice that five of the seven are directly or indirectly related to lying. God hates lies because they will destroy many souls and most of the destructive lies come from what we call religion. Many people do believe in God, but readily accept the first “good sounding” doctrine. The truth you need does not end with you believing God exists, it is more of the beginning of a journey. The journey includes a love of the truth, obedience, service and dedication throughout your remaining life.

3) God’s View Of Everything Is
Dramatically Different From Humankind

This page is called, “Eyes Of God” and points out the well known characteristic of God that He sees everything. However, we are discussing HOW God views everything, more precisely God’s perspective on everything. We have discussed what God thinks about the honor, sometimes worship that men and women give to others or other things. That honor is anywhere from dangerous for your soul to an abomination to God.
Then we discussed God’s view of lies, deceit. Fundamentally, lying is sinful and an abomination to God. Deceit (lying) is also exceedingly damaging to souls, since there is much deceit regarding God’s word. God requires you to find the TRUTH, obey and live it and the world (especially the religious world) has not made this easy.
The point is to help people understand the seriousness of life and living not by their own ideas, but by every word that proceeds from God. It should not be surprising that God’s view is quite different than humankind’s view (of just about everything), since Jesus pointed out that the world was enmity with God. The selfish desires of humankind cause a certain ailment that results in people “closing down” to the truth. They do not want to hear something that might bother them regarding their present lifestyle. Like the ostrich who sticks it’s head in the ground, so do many people believe there is an excuse in ignorance. Jesus described the Jews during His time on earth as missing the obvious because they did not want the truth.

Matthew 13:15

15 For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.

The world and not just the Jews have “shut-down” (not seeking truth) as the result of living for now and living for themselves. People seek advice from highly honored persons and those honored persons often become their mentors, hero’s.
The verses below from John 12 are very revealing in that:
> Jesus was rejected after doing many signs
> God actually blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts

John 12.37-43

37 But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,
38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:
“Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
Lest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
41 These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
42 Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;
43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

We should not believe that God will endure the blatant rejection of His truth. Jesus performed miracles as evidence of being from God and still the Jewish leadership rejected Him. In a much earlier incident, also before the institution of the New Testament, Pharaoh rejected the plea of Moses to let Israel go despite a powerful group of miracles. In both cases, we see God hardens the heart of the disbelievers. God did things that deepened their ungodly conviction while glorifying Himself. Essentially, Jesus/Moses continued with miraculous actions, but with increased intensity and/or frequency. In the process, God is glorified both at the time of the incidents and till this day as we are also aware of God’s power. Self will, not God’s will, is the cause of hardened hearts. God never makes anyone do evil things as James indicates:

James 1.12-15

12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

The Lord uses the hardened hearts and wicked character of men to accomplish His objectives. The hardening of their hearts is an outcome of their rejection of His ways, of His commands. Today, people do not like the scriptures because God defines sin and the eternal outcome. That person rejects God or we might say hardens their heart against God. This might show up as, “God does not exist” or finding some way around God’s word to allow your lifestyle. Of course, as you might the hardened heart continues to move further and further from the truth, from God.

Romans 9:17,18

17 For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.”
18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.

The Jewish leaders of Jesus time on earth and the Pharaoh both understood the miracles, but neither liked the message associated with the signs. They did not like the truth from God and thus both hardened their hearts and refused to obey God. Today, the power of God is provided in a perfect way by the word of God and in general it is soundly rejected or changed. Similarly, people harden their hearts and oppose God’s word and move further and further from the truth. Today it is very clear that God (God’s word) hardens the hearts of those who reject the truth. The truth is solid and the doctrines of humankind are weak, unsustainable and yet seldom will their defenders relent to the truth. They remain as hardened as Pharaoh chasing the children of Israel after they left Egypt. Pharaoh met his final destruction as will the prideful people throughout history who love their current cherished belief more than the truth.

So, not only does humankind see things quite differently than God, but they defend their view standing “face to face” with God denying His truth. Today, the world rejects God just as did Pharaoh, just as did the Jews throughout their history culminating in the crucifying of Jesus. The Pharaoh and the Jews reject God in spite of the miracles. One might say that TODAY we do not have miracles, yet God indicates we have something better, more powerful and perfect in converting the soul – God’s completed word. So once again, we are without excuse.
Many twist the scriptures to support their views.

2 Peter 3:14-16

14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;
15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,
16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people TWIST TO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

A case in point and relevant to the current discussion is 1 Corinthians 13.10 as religious groups assign just about anything to “that which is perfect.” The correct meaning of this verse has considerable value in understanding the essential, eternal value of scripture.

1 Cor 13:10

10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

That which is perfect is God’s word. During the 1st century following the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus there was a time when the Holy Spirit worked with the apostles and along with certain of the disciples they were able to do signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit and these things were to confirm the word.

Hebrews 2.1-4

1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward,
3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,
4 God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

These supernatural things were going to end as the scriptures indicate, that is they were in part and would not continue, will cease.

1 Cor 13:8

8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

It is true that God’s love will not fail and it is also perfect. However, God’s love has been there from the beginning and is shown in His Son so it is not yet to come. God’s love has always been with humankind. Jesus has already come and was the perfect, sinless sacrifice. Yes, He will come again at the end of time, but there will be no need for man to have that which is perfect at that time – all is done! Whatever “that which is perfect” might be, it is A REPLACEMENT THAT IS OF GREATER VALUE THAN SIGNS AND WONDERS, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of these “supernatural” events was to bring people to Christ in the first century and specifically to confirm the word. That is, they were being done in concert with the preaching of the gospel and includes all the things that God wanted to be known and obeyed until the end. God in the Old Testament did various things to assure that Jesus would come through the lineage as promised. These things involved miracles, special rules of eating, winning certain battles, the placing of prophets and judges and many other things to assure the end result. Jesus, told His apostles that the Comforter, the Holy Spirit would come and guide them into all truth and bring back to their remembrance what they saw and heard from Jesus. Beginning in Acts 2, God would gradually reveal the law of Christ including things having to do with salvation.

The Word of God Is Complete

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The planting, the harvesting and baling are now done to fulfill the purpose to feed the animals. God’s work is done – the word of God is complete and it will feed those who will be God’s children. God’s word is perfect in converting the soul and there is no other way to heaven. Jesus told the disciples He was the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except by Him. Jesus told the apostles the comforter would come to lead them into all truth and today we have the way, the truth and the life that the Father planned for reconciliation. God’s word explains HOW we come in contact with the Jesus.

Let us continue this thought to make sure we understand.

Everything goes back to Genesis 3.15 and God’s plan to reconcile humankind. It would be Jesus providing the reconciliation in obedience to the Father. The Holy Spirit guides the apostles into all truth and for a significant portion of the first century after the death, burial and resurrection of Christ the word is being confirmed. Now, the miracles, signs, gifts of the Holy Spirit would cease – The word of God is confirmed and we have all that pertains to life and godliness. We indicated that Humankind sees everything quite differently than God and this is a prime example as the world thinks signs and miracles are the best way, but God says the word of God is best. Those who love the truth can easily come to understand God’s way is not only the best way, but the only way that God’s purpose can be perfectly fulfilled.

We see Peter telling us, “as His divine power has given to us ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN TO LIFE AND GODLINESS.” There is nothing else coming, since we have all we need to be spiritually successful. That which is perfect has arrived.

2 Peter 1.1-4

1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
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.

Jude also indicates the faith has been once for all delivered to the saints. We know faith comes from hearing and hearing from the word of God.

Jude 1.3

3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Where Is God’s Power To Save

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God makes it clear where His power to save exists. It exists in the perfect word of God. The message is the message of salvation and is the gospel message. God knows humankind will look at the message as foolishness and even categorizes two groups that fit the naysayers to this day. That is, those who want a sign and those who seek wisdom. Since the word of God is with us there will be no more signs even though many claim miracles. These “miracles” are no more than inventions that serve no good purpose, but confuse people in relation to the truth. Those who seek wisdom are NOT those seeking the wisdom of God. That would be fine, and exactly what each person needs. The wisdom of the verses below is the opposite in that God’s wisdom is rejected and humankind tries to explain the world. They arrive at things like there is no God, the theory of Organic Evolution and the Big Bang. All such wisdom is foolishness and ultimately meaningless, while the critical items of God’s purpose and plan receive little and typically no consideration. So, we have a world of people who see the cross of Christ as foolishness exactly as God indicates in 1 Corinthians 1.18.

1 Corinthians 1.18

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom;
23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

There can be no doubt in where God’s power to save exists as we read Romans 1.16.

Romans 1.16

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

God’s word is indeed powerful even being a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. The word of God is indeed perfect in accomplishing God’s purpose.

Hebrews 4:12

12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Solution For Sin

As mentioned, God’s plan is meaningless unless it provides humankind with the solution to sin. God completed His part in providing His Son, now what is man’s part? That solution is being born again, but this time by incorruptible seed – the word of God. This is the seed Jesus spoke of in the parable of the seed of Luke 8.4-15. Jesus spoke the parables of the kingdom, saying the kingdom of God is at hand. It is the kingdom where God places His children by their obedience to the word of God. In Hebrews 5.9 we see how God ties it all together in saying that Jesus became the author of eternal salvation to all those who obey Him. So humankind’s part is to obey and be placed in the kingdom by God (Acts 2.47).

1 Peter 1:22,23

22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever

In Acts 2 the gospel is preached the first time and for the first time since Genesis 3.15 people are reconciled back to God – sins forgiven.

Perfecting The Love of God In You

We mentioned the love of God was perfect and has always been there since God’s creation of humankind. Now we learn that the word of God is perfected IN THOSE who keep His word.

1 John 2:5

5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

In James 1.25 below the word of God is referred to as the PERFECT law of liberty.

James 1:25

25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

That which is perfect is, “now and since some point mid-late in the first century” available and referred to as the perfect will of God. As always, your choice to be conformed to the world or transformed by God’s word.

Romans 12:2

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and PERFECT WILL OF GOD.

We are discussing how differently God SEES things than humankind. Specifically in this case, how people discount the word of God and its power and desire signs, miracles and (human)knowledge. The bottom line is that God’s word is perfect, it is here and what every person needs in converting the soul.

Psalms 19:7

7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;

Without God’s word, how could man be reconciled? Humankind would be in the dark regarding their salvation despite the death of Jesus. However, humankind has the answer and it is the perfect answer in allowing God’s purpose to be fulfilled. One reason in addition to being the truth for its perfection is that people with the wrong attitude will reject it – God does not want those people! These are the proud people who look for excuses for their disobedience, excuses for their actions.

The Ridiculous, Often Used Justifications
For Rejecting The Word of God

These justifications are ridiculous because they are accepted without careful consideration and done in prejudice when confronted with the truth. They are simple catch-all statements made to lessen the the value of the scriptures. Here are just three of the most common rationalizations used to provide a person comfort and justification for rejecting of God’s word.

How Can I Know The Truth?

God’s Response:

2 Peter 1:19-22

19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

When people say, THAT IS YOUR INTERPRETATION” they are trying to say that no one knows the correct interpretation. One person’s idea of the understanding is as good as the next. God clarifies this perfectly by indicating there is a correct interpretation! Since there is a correct understanding that means you are right or wrong, but it does not mean it cannot be understood. God’s perfect word can easily be understood correctly and any person with a love of the truth can get it right. God’s people know the whole of scripture and do not just look at one verse, but know the scriptures explain themselves and are perfectly fitted together. Frequently people differ and both are wrong, but if they differ both cannot be right.

2)There Are So Many Translations
Which One Is Right?

God’s Response:

Matthew 24:35

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Men can change God’s word in various ways and one of those is to write a translation that does not represent God’s meaning. Another way is simply to write whatever they want to validate some belief they hold. Both these things have occurred. Yet, God claims His words will not pass away and it turns out that despite humankind’s attempts to create something different, we still have God’s word solidly with us. Catholicism did a reasonable job in their translations and the basic message is unchanged. They added a few books, but they are not of any consequence in terms of God’s plan. All of the major scholarly translations are reasonably close to the original oldest manuscripts. In fact, God’s purpose, plan can be easily discerned from these slightly different translations. We have quite a few groups who purposely changed the scriptures to support their doctrines and these have been very blatant and obvious. Two of those groups are the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses. Then there are those who without scholarship carelessly paraphrase God’s word and terribly and disrespectfully create something that is not from God. People who are concerned about truth would not take these seriously because they are admittedly not translations – but paraphrase-interpretations. Finally, there are those who add various notes to an otherwise good translation that favor their viewpoint. Sometimes this is not within the bible text, but contained in a message somewhere “inside the binding.” Catholics do this and may include a note to the effect you cannot understand scriptures without the help of the Catholic church. Protestants may include a short section on how one is saved, which they need because the scriptures know nothing of their invented salvation. We have God’s word and there is no excuse for not learning the gospel message, obeying it and living it.

3)There Are So Many Religions
How Can I Know Which One Is Correct?

God’s Response:

Ephesians 4.4-6

4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

We begin by understanding the God of the bible makes it clear there is just one God and then ONE Body/Spirit/Hope/Lord/Faith/Baptism. There are many good places to help you sort out the truth about “which religion.” Here are a few:
One Solid Foundation
One Solid Thing

The most important thing in your life is your soul and success in life is dependent on the word of God. God did not leave you with something as trivial and fleeting as miracles, signs, but left you with the truth. The most perfect thing He could give you to be successful in life. You might think that miracles would be best for converting a person and would also be sufficient to maintain their their faithfulness. This was not the case when Jesus performed miracles. When the free food, “bread and fish miracle” was no longer a part of the preaching the crowds disappeared. Eventually, following numerous miracles by Jesus the Jews seek to kill him and succeed at the hands of Pilate to have him crucified. The Israelite’s are barely free from Pharaoh and the miracle at the Red Sea when they start complaining. God does more miracles in terms of feeding them, but it is not long before they create their own golden calf to worship.

The story of Lazarus and the rich man illustrates where God places the emphasis (on His word) versus how humankind would solve the problem of disbelief (miracles, signs).

Luke 16.20-31

20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,
21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’
25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.
26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’
27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house,
28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’
29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’
30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’
31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”

Today, in the last age it is not Moses and the prophets, but everyone must hear Jesus in HIS New Testament.

Hebrews 1.1,2

1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

When Jesus related the story of the rich man and Lazarus the Old Covenant was still in effect. Now since the death of Jesus, His covenant is in effect.

Hebrews 9.14-17

14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
16 For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.

Humankind has that which is perfect in converting the soul right before them and almost universally they reject it, or modify it to their own destruction. It is the most serious business in the world for each person to know the word of God. In general, what is needed is some humility and a strong desire for the truth, only the truth. Jesus made an interesting statement in John 5.39 in pointing to the scriptures as the road to eternal life and saying “THESE ARE THEY” which testify of Me.

John 5:39

39 “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.

There are many things where God and Humankind differ and in each case, God’s word is clear and clarifying to those who seek the truth. It is quite mild to say there are differences as though they are matters of opinion. In fact, we are talking about differences between God’s viewpoint – TRUTH and Humankind’s viewpoint – Guessing, Hoping, but certainly not knowing. The difference is eternal life or eternal loss. A few of those differences that are correctly understood by God’s children, but usually completely confused by the world are:
> The kingdom is established and is the church
> The end of the world
> The value of excuses and blaming
> The seriousness of sin
> God’s creation
> God’s “harsh” actions in the bible
> God’s plan of salvation
> One God, only One God

The world including the religious world
seldom get the basics right.

The Eyes of God is our subject and of course refers to more than the fact that God sees everything, meaning He knows everything. We are also discussing HOW God sees everything, His perspective and then observing how it significantly differs from how humankind sees everything. Of course, it does not have to differ, but that requires looking into that which is perfect – God’s word. How else could humankind possibly know the things beyond this life? How could they know God’s purpose and His plan?

Some More Ways
That The World Views Life Drastically Different Than God

At a high level, you can understand God’s view of life and receive His advice as indicated in the scriptures.

Proverbs 29:23 … How God views pride and humility

23 A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.

God’s dire warnings regarding pride are throughout the bible and on the other hand humility is the characteristic that is essential to success.

Proverbs 15:33 ….. How God views fearing Him

33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.

In another scripture (Proverbs 1.7) we learn that the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” God sees fearing Him as valuable for humankind and essential for having a successful life. This beginning of knowledge and wisdom leads to respect for God, that is, who He is and His power. Too often people place God on their level and HE IS NOT, but exceedingly, infinitely higher. As a person grows in the knowledge of God a LOVE of God emerges. Arriving at this position of love where you do all the creator asks is the result of the process that began with fear. Humankind does not like this idea of fear as a means of achieving an end. Indeed, humankind has learned that achieving human goals for instance in business can be best achieved by driving out fear using a more collaborative approach. In fact, fear can be problematic in some cases, but admittedly effective in others. Nonetheless, fear plays an important role for achieving God’s purpose. This is not human to human interaction, but human to God interaction and there is an infinite difference between God’s intellect and that of humankind. People will actually reject God because of this aspect and people characterize the God of the bible as a threat, as one providing punishment, as non-compromising and most commonly indicating they do not like the concept of hell. Yet, it is the threatening aspect of God that can wake you up out of your pride. A lifetime studying people in their everyday worldly life has shown me that many, maybe most people need something very seriously fearful or concerning to drive them to action. People recognize their situation and if there are recognized concerns they will often do something to improve their situation. In the spiritual realm at the beginning there is nothing physical, nothing seen. So what will move someone to action? This is especially true when the God of the bible requires a person to change and often that means giving up something they love, specifically sin. God knows this, and brings pressure in the form of fear as the way to get people to seriously consider His way. It turns out the reasons for fearing God are very real. God holds your eternity in His hands. The fear of the Lord leads to knowledge (understanding God) and then to a love of God and an obedient life. Yes, some will be turned away by God’s way, by fear, by His warnings and they fulfill God’s purpose in that He does not want those proud, self-serving people to spend eternity with Him. Certainly, the word of God is perfect in fulfilling His purpose.

Proverbs 3:7

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

note: Where does the fear of God originate? All I can tell you is my conclusion realized from understanding God. The fear of God begins with an understanding God exists, then realizing God is the God of the bible. During the process you learn things like GOD CANNOT LIE and all the things He has revealed have either come to pass or they will in the future. God is serious and you also need to be serious.

1 Peter 3:12 … God does not hear the prayers of evil persons

12 For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.

Few people understand what is being said here. Is it not the sinners who God seeks? Yes, but all are sinners. Evil persons should not think they can turn to God and make requests and then turn back to their evil. God cannot be fooled. God hears the prayers of His children by the authority of His Son. Thus you need to be “IN CHRIST” to have an avenue to God in prayer. The one prayer that could come before God from a sinner is one coming from a sincere person seeking truth, anxious to obey God at all costs. God knows the heart and will not hear those seeking anything else. Cornelius was such a man in Acts 10.

Proverbs 16:2 …. God knows how men/women view themselves – God knows the truth about YOU

2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits.

Who do we esteem? Typically, we esteem, excuse, rationalize ourselves as good or better than others. Once again, it is pride ruling our life’s and taking us down the path to a failed life.

Proverbs 23:26 ……… God’s advice and perspective, Observe His ways

26 My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways.

The advice of the ages is the same as the warning of the ages from God – OBSERVE MY WAYS. Your ways are temporary, but God’s ways are eternal.

Psalms 19:8 …. God’s laws are right

8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Humankind really misses the mark when they reject God’s word. Those who have the right attitude see God’s word as the right way, the only way to heaven, and the certainty of this knowledge makes a person rejoice. Life is not about this life and then it is over, but you are an eternal being and thus living this life for God can make you rejoice. Those rejecting God know there is a certain end to their physical life. They believe their existence also ends. God’s word enlightens people with truth and is full of evidence such that you can be confident. You will be assured that by living a godly life you can be eternally successful. This is quite different than the worldly teaching about God and His word. The correct view is that God’s word is a place of enlightenment and rejoicing.

Nations Can Hamper Your Eternal
Success By Confusing Your Choices

Psalms 66:7 ….. About God’s power and nations

7 He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations; Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves.

People seldom think there are consequences from God for the behavior of nations. The nation may be immoral, but God judges individuals – very true. Yet there is a thread running through scripture that indicates God’s displeasure with nations and certainly during the time of the Old Covenant God acted in ways to bring desolation to nations, including Israel for their disobedience. There is national power and there is God’s power and they are not comparable. Yet, how will God judge nations today? The answer about judging individuals is clear, but regarding nations is less certain.

Proverbs 14:34

34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people.

Psalm 33:12

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

The blessing is not for any god, but only for the nation whose God is the God of the bible. There is only one God, there has never been but one God except of course in the minds of men and women.

Psalm 9:17

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,
And all the nations that forget God.

Nations will suffer consequences for their wickedness. Certainly many nations have fallen despite their apparent power and invincibility.

I try to stay away from associating world events with scripture. This is because these associations are almost always or always wrong. I look at how God sees nations and realize the magnitude of His displeasure (nations rejecting God) as well as His pleasure (nations accepting God). This should concern people because a nation rejecting God will become a terrible place. This will happen simply because God’s ways are best for humankind and sin as defined by God is a reproach. God’s ways bring order, justice, peace, hope. Humankind’s thinking brings the opposite. In a gradual process, nations go against God’s laws and few notice what is happening. As an outcome good people suffer and their children even more so as the result of the acceptance of sin. Few will see the connection, but many just wonder why there is grave deterioration surrounding them. Although associating specific current or future events with scripture is unwise, it is clear when the direction of a nation is to accept more and more sinful things, “as a matter of choice” God will be displeased. In some way that displeasure will be costly to the nation. It is certainly costly when things which are sinful are promoted as acceptable behavior by governments. The illicit practice becomes widely approved and it assists you in making BAD choices – nonetheless it is your decision and you suffer the consequences.

An example – Abortion:

A nation that approves of abortion and even supports it can mislead people into also accepting it. As a result, it is easier for YOU to have an abortion or support abortion.
David wrote in Psalms regarding God’s eyes seeing David before he was formed.

Psalms 139:16

16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.

According to WHO (World Health Organization), every year in the world an estimated 40-50 million women faced with an unplanned pregnancy decide to have an abortion. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.
In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. There are over 3,000 abortions per day in the USA. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.
This is murder and allowed in the United States. The world has become a killing machine and God will have His vengeance. The world likes to say, God is a loving God and He is, but the God of the bible is a just God and indeed a vengeful God.

Romans 12:19

19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

2 Thess 1:8

8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God’s love for humankind was hung on the cross and people reject God’s Son. You pushed away the Son of God and God’s thereby reject God’s purpose for you and God will have His vengeance.

Another example – Homosexuality:

There is a growing acceptance of homosexuality as a normal lifestyle. That is, every person may choose a sexual partner from their own sex as opposed to the traditional one man/one woman relationship. Previous generations never questioned this aspect of their life. The confusion brought by supporters of homosexuality thanks to media support has people questioning this most basic man/woman special relationship. Getting people to question this is a victory for homosexuality. People typically struggle with normal one man one woman relationships because it is not easy. All types of relationships can be difficult. When you add the possibility of a different kind of relationship, then people begin to think maybe that is the problem – and they declare, “I am gay.” Actually there is no inherent reason to be homosexual, it is a choice and nothing is built into anyone that makes them a homosexual. There is nothing built into a person that makes them “straight” although this is the obvious and natural way. There is a built in factor that has men and women seeking to satisfy their sexual drive. We learn that God defined the acceptable path for satisfying that desire to be one man and one woman. In this union, people continue the human race and this was God’s intent. When God defines the appropriate path for men and women it eliminates all other paths. Nonetheless to be clear, God condemns in the Old and New Testaments the homosexual relationship and refers to it as perverse. One of last books of the bible is Jude and there is a strong warning regarding homosexuality and in a straightforward manner.

Jude 1.5-7

5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Another example – Pornography:

The nation approves of pornography as the choice of individuals and allows it to flourish. Pornography has the same type of hold on people as do other addictions. Smoking, alcoholic consumption, homosexuality, and various drugs are a short list of dangerously addictive things. Pornography is deceptively destructive and leads to a variety of socially despicable problems. Like other addictions, people do not realize they are losing control and “suddenly” they find themselves devastated, surrounded by loss and they wonder where it all went wrong.

God’s advice is to Flee Sexual Immorality and pornography has a way of grabbing people and they do not want to flee.

1 Cor 6:18

18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.

In these three cases there is a gradual, growing acceptance by the populace of things that are sinful. These are powerful enticements that can corrupt our decisions. The nation sees these things as liberating and just wonderful things allowing people CHOICES. A common theme is, “I do not want to interfere with the private choices of others” and that seems so nice, so liberal. However, the choices people make in opposition to God usually affect others. Eventually, you have a nation like the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah or like Rome and others, which were overrun with immorality and godlessness.

Perversion in these things leads to more and more perversion and the nation does deteriorate. The sins are against God, our creator. There is a self-fulling nightmare to those nations who defy God in allowing and supporting perversity. In other words, God’s WORD is the foundation for a wonderful life because it points a person towards heaven. God’s word was central to the founding principles of the United States – A nation conceived with Christian principles. Oh, it had many faults, but it was blessed and continually improving. Now, with a growing acceptance of sin, of things God calls perverse there will be a decline. I call it self-fulfilling, because God’s creation of humankind includes a specific pattern of characteristics such as humility, forgiveness, trust in God, honoring the laws of the creator, courage to do the right things, and unselfishness. Deviations from that pattern and especially perverse deviation will cause collapse – “sort of automatically.” One of the obvious things that collapses as a result of perversion is the family. You will also see an increase in corruption in business, government, private dealings as a result of personal greed. All this from sin, surely not. You see it is WHAT WE WANT and THE WAY WE BELIEVE things should work and indeed we see things differently than God. God, nonetheless is in control, His ways are higher and every “place” you differ from the God of the bible you will be wrong.

Isaiah 55:9

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Isn’t it amazing how humankind rejects our loving creator, placing our will before His. We have such belief and fervor over the things WE WANT, yet knowing so little of life’s purpose we allow our pride to lead us around in life.

There is a lot of confusion about life’s choices coming from those who reject God AND by those who call themselves Christian. Yet, there is no confusion for those who love the truth. An associated issue used by many is to claim there must be no association between religious ideas and the laws of the State. This is the so-called “Church and State” problem and it is suggested to disallow religious values, really moral values to have any consideration in the secular laws. In fact, this is not the concern, but such people with a cruel smile seek a liberal, immoral society to their own benefit. An immoral society is also a religion, perhaps a religion of hedonism and there is no way to avoid connecting a philosophy with the State. There are laws needed to govern any society and the question is what is their basis, how can society function to achieve its (hopefully) beneficial goals for its members. The sad history of “Church and State” abuses is really the story of Catholicism and now in some cases Islam. Neither of these religions have any valid connection with God or with the New Testament. The God of heaven, that is the God of the bible might be a good source of information for the principles to guide a nation. Of course, nations will do what they wish and ultimately it will not be important except for the impact that nation had on your decision making in relation to sin.

Note: The church belonging to Jesus is not allowed to participate in the governing of nations. The mission of the church is defined in relation to its authorized activities and that eliminates all other possibilities. The central and only activity of the church is evangelism – seeking and saving the lost.
This issue is clarified in Church and State. If you read this page you will see the Church of the bible has no accountability or right to be involved in the business of the state. Of course historically, some churches and other religious organizations have done the opposite, but they have no association with the God of heaven.

The Fundamental Thing You Need To Understand

The differentiation everyone needs is always the same and that is, “God is the God of the bible.” You are an eternal being and God will judge you according to His word. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW and BELIEVE THIS, then of course you do not care or should not care about abortion, same sex marriage, pornography or a hundred other perversions. If there is no God then WE are just an amazing, beyond comprehension accident followed by non-existence. In such a belief, it does not matter whether you do good or evil. Such a person can say, “Perversions, just bring them on” as there is no accountability. So many people fail to realize that as they buy into the perversions they are buying in to a failed life meaning eternal loss.
There are people, who call themselves Christians and support some or all of these or other perversions. They are not Christians in the eyes of God, because His children do not pervert the scriptures or are they self-willed and proud. Strangely, these people are really “humanist idolaters” saying, “who am I to say what you can do.” They in effect TAKE THE PLACE OF GOD making their own “more generous than God” proclamations. Implying that God is wrong in this matter.

The real differences between your view and God’s view will have a sure conclusion, namely the overwhelming surprise people will experience at the end of their life’s. Many, especially the religious persons will be shocked, depressed and feel cheated out of heaven by others who lied to them. Nonetheless, they made the choices that brought them to eternal loss. The plea of Heaven coach is to believe no one.
You need alignment with God in terms of His purpose and His plan and there is no reason you should not achieve heaven, unless YOU CHOOSE to follow another path. God’s purpose can only be fulfilled by people making free-will choices and this is central to His plan. Life is full of choices and we just discussed three different perverse sinful choices that people can make. Interestingly, the world sells these sinful perversions as choices. Participation in these things pull people into the depths of sin such that recovery is unlikely. Many people avoid these perversions, but never receive a love of the truth and the humility/courage to understand God and obey Him. Those in the depths of depravity are just a “million miles” from what they need to succeed.
There are many good places to help you to better understand God and get your questions answered, here is one ……. God Has A Plan For You / God’s Oversight of Truth. Despite the seriousness of sin in your life as long as you are alive there is hope, admittedly it can be exceedingly difficult. You made choices that got you into sin and now you can make choices that lead to forgiveness and eternal life.
So how does God see everything? God sees everything much differently than humankind unless you look into His word where you have the mind of God. How else could you possibly be aligned with God – the only God, the God of the bible, the creator?

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