Sunday, October 02, 2016

"he gave them power against unclean spirits" - Faith in God, Fear of God

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Faith in God, Fear of God

Christ Jesus said that people with faith in God were like lams in a pack of wolves.

Conversely, people without faith in God would try to abuse and harm others to satisfy their desire, which believers would never do.  And, how badly they abuse and harm others is unpredictable and limitless.  There are many hidden atrocities conducted by citizens onto others.  The human world is full of danger.

The issue is that wolves do not realize how cruel they are, so that those without faith do not realize how cruel they are to others as well as to themselves.

But God did not give intellectual and spiritual ability to the mankind so that they become intellectual and spiritual wolves.  There is a purpose for God's creating the mankind with higher ability.  But if the mankind abuses it, they must be destroyed by God.

Maybe what we need is the fear of God in this regard as well as faith in God.

Indeed, who can stand before anger of God that the mankind is incurring due to their betrayal of God in this context?

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Mat 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Mat 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Mat 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Mat 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.