Every time I read or discover about some people who, being a former Christian, turned their back on their accustomed religion, and accepted other teachings. I’m just wondering that if they have time to research and study other teachings and religion, then why they don’t study their own religion first.
Almost all of them, from what I see, the reason for their straying was that they were offended with fellow Christians and/or elder Christians like priests, pastors, church workers, etc. These people only stay at their couch or on their porch or sits comfortably inside the church every worship service and watch people moves. When they saw church elders making mistakes, they say Christianity is false.
Other people ‘studied’ the Bible. But when they failed to understand, they declare Christianity is false. I’m wondering how deep and intense these people studied the Bible before they turn to other teachings. I hear them preaching about their newly found religion or enlightenment and speak about their perceived Christianity or religion.
Some declare that they don’t believe in religions. They say that it is just Man’s dogma. Some even declare that they don’t believe in God’s existence. With these thinking, they thought that they gained freedom from such Man-made perceptions, ancient beliefs and fairy tales. They believe that they are doing what modern individuals must do, having our own thinking and decisions and learning to think out of the box. They thought that beliefs and perceptions should be renewed in every age as it should be relevant with the current trend and era.
As I have said, I wonder how deep and intense these people studied the Bible as they did with their current belief. I said this because I tried to confront some of them. I want to know what made them said what they had said and what’s happening inside their head? And I can read their ignorance in the Bible all over their sentences. I was thinking, “This man doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” Maybe he’s an expert in this religion, but I’m sure, not in Christianity.
I understand that each and every one of us is entitled on our own opinion. But please, think first before you speak. Study first before you declare.
However, I have to partly thank these people for their deeds and decisions. Because their acts only prove what the Bible is saying:
“Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Proverbs 1:24 – 33
“Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.” Matthew 13:13 – 17
Read how these verses are true and applies to them. Without their understanding, and with their ignorance, they disregard the Bible but little did they know, they are fulfilling what the Bible says and become a living proof that the Bible is true!