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RE: Is Jesus a Free Ticket to Heaven? Fire Insurance, or Fellow Heir?

in #bible2 months ago

I enjoyed reading this, thank you for your thoughtful comment. I especially found this interesting:

You cannot make one whole out of all the pieces. Not without getting some insight from on high.

Personally, I very much want "one whole of all the pieces". So I ask myself the question: why would God reveal only a certain number of puzzle pieces? Why not just lay it all out there?

I think it's because He only reveals what we need to know for now, until someday after the judgement we will understand everything and then see clearly from God's perspective.

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this Law. Deuteronomy 29:29

Until then, He wants to find out if we really accept Him as our God, or just play-acting.

And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. Deuteronomy 8:2


Why not just lay it all out there?

You want the truth? You can't handle the truth.

No... really.

Time, to humans, is linear.
But, in reality it is a loop.
But that is a poor descriptor. We don't even have a concept to which to give a name, about what time really is.

Then we have the story of the burning bush.
And many people believe, it was a bush (woody short plant) that was on fire.
Not many consider that it was an angel.
And that this is what a person might see if they actually saw an angel instead of the projection of a person in white with wings.
If someone today had that experience, they might describe it like those mandelbrot pictures with the changing colors.

Further, how do you describe the universe to a group of beings who believe such weird things like "black holes", "dark energy" , "dark matter" & "gravity holds the galaxy together"? You can't just tell them, "everything you know is wrong", it's unhelpful. So, you try to steer them towards a point of insight

You want the truth? You can't handle the truth.

If people today had a holy ground burning bush experience, an angel speaking laying everything out there, showing humanity the entirety of truth, the angel would be mocked and rejected, probably crucified. In our wisdom, we would grab our holy science book and educate him on the fundamentals of the universe and it's vastness and the insignificance of man compared to the cosmos.