There is a growing demographic called the nones that I am sure you have probably heard about. If you haven't, the nones are the group of Americans that don't identify with any particular religion. Since 1972 that number has gone from 5% to roughly 30% in 2021.
It is only through Christ's blood that our salvation is paid for. Only through faith can we receive God's grace and be rescued from Hell. It is a wonderful gift, but it is also so much more than that, for we are not rescued to be on our own.
Ecclesiastes tells us life is meaningless and hopeless. It is probably the most depressing book in the Bible or one of the most freeing, depending on how you look at it.
"What you are experiencing right now in your world. With the people who aren't a part of whatever your echo chamber is, they are using the same words but a different dictionary… That means we have to approach reaching people who aren't a part of our rabbit hole in a different way than 15 years ago…"
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Recently, my wife read the Dutch Sheets blog post entitled, Increase Your Faith - It's Time! In it, he talks about an often misunderstood passage of scripture.
It's easy to look at the Bible and see God's judgment in certain circumstances as harsh or unfair or simply over-reactive. One part of the Bible where this often happens is in Numbers 15:32-36. In this verse, God actually commands the Israelites to kill somebody with stones because he was picking up sticks.
If God is so loving, then why not have multiple ways to seek him? It would mean more people would come to him after all. Wouldn't it? Well, not exactly.
We live in an age of love that has overcome judgment. So if we want to hold onto God, do we need to forget about God's judgment or downplay it? I mean, isn't judgment old testament stuff? Doesn't Jesus say it's wrong to judge?
It can be hard to understand an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God. How do we wrap our minds around the idea that God knew Adam and Eve would sin in the Garden and still allowed it?