Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
2 Cor 3:6 (KJV)
God is all there is. There is God and nothing else. There is no God on the left who created a rock on the right. Neither is there God on the right who created a sea on the left. Everything is made in Him, through Him and for Him and without Him there is nothing made that was made.
Therefore God is not in some heaven above the sky looking down on man. He is not even near you guiding you and directing you as you will so literally read in the bible. He is your very being. The difference between you and a tree is your I AM. For if you can say I AM, that is God Almighty Himself…or the Absolute…or the Nothing.
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?
Am 3:6 (KJV)
If there is evil in your city, who did it? Some devil? Some unseen wicked generational force? I wonder how this scripture will be explained.
How about this one: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
Isa 45:7 (KJV)
Or this one: See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
Deut 32:39 (KJV)
People often say that God allows evil. But this verses tells me He creates it. What will you do? Try to defend God by forming nonsense? Cut this part of the bible out, since it goes against the God Jesus revealed?
This blog is not to shed light on what this verses means. Rather it is point out what happens when you focus on the literal word. Some ex-Christians become ex because of verse like this. Non-believers say they can’t serve the God of the bible because of verses like this. But all along, they are the authors of the bible. They are simply just fast and sound asleep that they cannot see. Most Christians are too. I might say all Christians are. Because by declaring that you are a Christian is a sign that you are asleep … but that’s a matter for another day.
Read your bible, if that’s where your believe lies. Don’t read it literally tho. Let the Holy Spirit be active in your interpretation. Let me say this also as it will help:
The bible is not a book of historical event. Jesus represents God in His totality. Jesus always spoke in parables, so that as He reveals the Father, He still hides Him. If Jesus is God and does only what the Father does, and it is God who has the words in the bible, then the whole of the bible is a parable. I mean, its common sense … or not.
The bible is a book of signs and symbols and allegories and hidden meanings. Think how stupid it is for a pastor to preach on one of Jesus parable and he is like, “The wheat and tares must grow together. So therefore if you have a farm, let the plants and the weed grow together. If you don’t have a farm you are not obeying the principles of Jesus. You have to have a farm so you can have a plantation of wheat and tares!”. Yet, that’s exactly what you do if you read your bible literally.