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I love the bible. One reason I guess is cause I can be rebelious in nature 😉 I love that the bible is hardcore, and subversive. No pulled punches, no politically correct speech here. God doesn’t need politians that can ‘smooth the waters’ with gentle talking points that will ‘resonate’ with many people groups. God needs no speech writers to cross check for slander, or racism, or jokes that could be considered off colour. He just says stuff, straight up.
Subversive – adjective
Also, sub·ver·sion·ar·y [suhb-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-] Show IPA. tending to subvert or advocating subversion, especially in an attempt to overthrow or cause the destruction of an established or legally constituted government.
Here are Gods words, straight up, poignant, true, right up to date, with the times. Words need more today then ever:
Out of Romans 1: 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
And who created heaven and earth? A long theological explanation needed?
(NKJV) Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
What is the default behaviour of man, what does he do when left to his own devices and desires?
Jeremiah 1:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
Are there many gods and valid religions? Do they all get you to heaven? Nope. One God, one Christ.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
How CAN you be saved? And this passage is LOADED with stuff!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
SO much more I could post in here. I should make a series out of this. So many straight up answers to lifes questions, truth that is only found in Gods Word.
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