Monday, February 3, 2020

The Lake of Fire

So after publishing the previous post, I realized that the dumbing down of our population in the U.S. has caused many otherwise intelligent people to become completely ignorant of many aspects of the Bible.

In 1919, students in school in this country still read from the Bible daily, and it was used to both teach history and instruct on character. This resulted in adults who were appropriately civil and reverent toward each other as a rule, despite the ever-present exception that makes headlines.

In 2019, after decades of controversial Neo-Darwinist publications that were all some form of "God does not exist," not only do students not read the Bible as a part of the school's curriculum, they are completely ignorant of its contents unless they are Christians or Jews. They rely on entertainment media and pop culture to tell them what is in the Bible, and those sources are the most unreliable available.

Because of their ignorance, they don't even realize they're walking in darkness. They think that "free" means free to do whatever you want, even if it hurts who they would refer to as an 'invisible sky daddy.'

They think that 'religion' is an outmoded idea, right up there with cavemen grunting and raping nearby villages.

They think that the separation of church and state means that one's religious beliefs must remain private.

They think that there is no consequence for being promiscuous, other than a day after pill or a regimen of antibiotics.

They think that marriage is nothing special and just a piece of paper, and that if a human wants to marry an animal, such as a dog, that's perfectly okay.

They think that having lots of sex with all sorts of people is the healthy and wise way to live, because orgasm with multiple partners is their right as humans, and nobody better try to take it away.

They think that money and power are the most important things in life, and sacrificing one's integrity for those things is the smart way to live.

They think that the world owes them happiness and peace of mind, and no one better prevent that from happening or they'll file a lawsuit or cancel them in social media.

This list could go on quite a while, but I can sum it up with one more:

They think that God doesn't exist, and therefore, no one's minding the store.

Here's what it says in the last book of the Bible:

"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

That was Revelation 20:12-15 KJV

If that wasn't clear enough, Revelation 21:3-8 says:

"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. 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. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." 

So now you know. If before this you thought that the Bible was just some bronze age nonsense from sheep herders who wanted to control their fellow sheep herders, and it was merely about some tyrant god who played with us like chess pieces, you now realize that the very deepest instinct you possess as a human is verified in holy scripture. The little voice that always tries to remind you that there are consequences for actions, good and bad, is not wrong.

It was put there by God.



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