Intelligent Quote of The Day

Our world in this modern age greatly opposes the Bible. It seems barbaric and archaic, even brutal and savage. I have come to find these aspects of the Bible more attractive. Because in spite of our highly civilized minds, it is real and demands honesty. The more we lie to ourselves about reality, the less attractive honesty is to us.

—Ranson Backus, who runs the Free Believer Network spinoff, Free Believers In Christ on Facebook, defies the ever pervading anti-Bible polemicism in the 21st century.

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3 thoughts on “Intelligent Quote of The Day

  1. Honesty. Yes, that would be refreshing. There’s so little of it. Especially when it comes to God’s relationship to humanity.

    So here’s a question: If you have children who have chosen the lifestyle of murder and perverted sex with animals, who have decimated entire nations by skinning people alive and make them die slowly in excruciating pain over days at a time, who have sided with your greatest enemy to defeat you and kill you off, would you say, “Oh these are my children and I love them; it’s such a shame that they are so evil and destroying the earth and poluting it; but what can I do? I just have to love them and that means letting them do what they want without interfering”.

    In the bigger picture, here’s what Revelation has to say:

    Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
    Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    So there may (or may not) be harsh things which God has allowed. In the end, humanity should learn by what it suffers. The ancient Israelites were to wipe out the evil so they would not be tainted. We can’t do the same thing, but we should remain unspotted from the world (good luck with that!).

    In the meantime, is it wise to try to call God, The Father, God Most High, for His judgments because it offends our liberal sensitivities? If we are to believe Scripture, in the end, it makes little difference because all the evil will be forgotten and the Universe will be cleaned up once and for all.

    Or is that overstating the case?

    1. Nope. You are so right about our “liberal sensitivities” alluding ourselves that we are so enlightened that history be damned and forgotten. The Bible is a book of history and they say for those who forget history are damned to repeat it. I guess some in their bullheaded ways are asking for it.

  2. And as of today, in light of Harold Camping and his Family Radio, leaving who knows how many destitute and bereft, I want to go on record as supporting the Old Testament in the arena of stoning false prophets to death. Too bad it isn’t legal.

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