How do the unsaved think and why do they think that way? Aug 10, 2021 13:39:37 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Aug 10, 2021 13:39:37 GMT -5
My words are in this color
Bible scripture in this color
and other people's words in this color
This seems like a good time and season to study this issue concerning the unsaved,
how they think and why do they think the way they do,
especially as we speed ever closer to the end times
and the world is getting crazier,and more divided by the day.
One verse that comes to mind, to start with is:
"In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,
to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God".
2 Corinthians 4:4
One thing, that we notice, is that believers and unbelievers are in two opposing kingdoms,
and the people in each kingdom have different beliefs, attitudes, goals, principals, and look at life from very different lens.
Believers know who their God is, but unbelievers are often unaware they have a 'god' also, and tho they are ultimately responsible for their sins, their god does add to their blindness and rebellion, against the true God.
so this verse would point to this, I believe:
"We know that we are from God,
and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one".
I John 5:19
The evil one is also know as Satan, the devil, the most powerful of the fallen angels.
Perhaps you have heard the old saying:
'You are what you think'
This is a truism,
what a person's core beliefs, and thoughts, and perspective
of the world, life and God, is
will greatly impact who they are.
Some of the unsaved do not think they believe in any god,
they call themselves atheists
They therefore do not believe there is life after death,
and thus do not live this life, having an eternal perspective.
I think that almost all atheists do however believe in evolution,
random chance, the big bang, 'science' and often survival of the fittest etc.
Since they do not believe in a creator God, they can live their lives
(so they think)
Anyway they feel is best for them, and do not have to be accountable.
Even though everything in this world and even the universe,
is incredibly complex, irreducibly complex, mathematically complex etc.
so that these verses are true, they are blinded to the truth
"19 For what can be known about God is plain to them,
because God has shown it to them.
20 For his invisible attributes, namely,
his eternal power and divine nature,
have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,
in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God,
they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him,
but they became futile in their thinking,
and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools
They are willfully without gratitude to the very God who made them,
and they are proud as they consider themselves to having superior intellects,
because they believe is science
( one of their 'gods' who can never be wrong).
If they feel gratefulness, it would be for themselves and their 'great intellect'.
But the truth is they are fools.
They tend to believe that:
( rather a random cosmic accident: the big bang)
plus a lot of time,
So chance created the material world in their thinking.
Chance is the Creator in their belief system.
So no one has to be held accountable to chance for how they live.
But even more strange is their militant antagonist scorn against God and believers.
More on this tomorrow
Done for today.