The Quiet Questions

I have the opportunity to talk to many wonderful folks about religion and I get many differing responses and takes on God. A lot of folks just don’t want to hear what you have to say, they have their thoughts on God and they don’t need anything else. Others act like they are interested but really are secretly trying to influence you towards their beliefs or non-beliefs, whichever the case may be. Then there is always the person that has preconceived ideas about life and knows there‘s a scripture that proves his beliefs but he just doesn’t know where they can be found in the bible.
There is the traditionalist, who will never stray from the religion of their fathers, “it was good enough for them, and it’s good enough for me.” My favorite is the guy that can be found always carrying his bible around with him showing just how religious he truly is but nary a wrinkle can be found inside the covers of the book.
It makes you wonder, does God care when people have these types of attitudes? Does it concern God when he says one thing in scripture; then man gives a hundred different reasons why he shouldn’t follow Gods words? Does God wince when man says the scripture we cherish so much has no meaning for us today? What credence does man’s word have over Gods’ word and where can you justify that view, would be one question I would like to ask.
I’ve talked to many a wonderful folks about religion and I get many differing views; questions, does God have many differing responses? Does God changes at the whim of man? Or, is God the same yesterday, today and forever as scripture tells us. How does that account for mans views about God, saying he does change, he does say one thing, but it means something else.
Christ says, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” Those can be found in the bible in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5, but you have to change your heart and open your minds, then open the book and read it. It takes one more thing, it takes belief in God. Maybe these should be the truths this nation should be seeking today and not the things we perceive is Okie dokie with God.

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