June 30, 2010

You Just Can't See It

Buon giorno. I have read many discussions where people will attack the "believer's" position because it involves faith, the soul or spirit of man, and deeper meanings of the Bible. I will not attempt to explain faith, having read books about it and being unwilling to write one here and now. Nor will I attempt to define soul or spirit, especially since philosophers and theologians have been hashing it out for centuries. What I will do is state that if something does not fit into naturalistic and materialistic philosophies of science, that does not mean that those things do not exist.

But I will go after the question of the deeper meanings of the Bible. Essentially, "Sorry, Salvatore. You are unable to understand them." Now, come on, get off your high horsie, Pilgrim. I am not being insulting. It is a statement of fact according to God.

Work with me here so you can understand this point of view.

When someone actually belongs to God and has a personal relationship with him, then they start to understand the things that are "spiritually discerned" (1 Cor. 2.14). This does not apply to "posers" or "religious" people (they "have their religion", but do not actually know Jesus) because, frankly, they do not have a relationship with God, capice?

Here's a rockin' tune for you that might help clear things up:



"Blinded Eyes"
by Petra
from the album "Not of This World", 1983
Words and music by Bob Hartman, Lead singer Greg X. Volz

Don't know where you're going but you think you know the way
20-20 vision but you can't see the light of day
Road is wide or narrow but you can't tell which is which
Blind will follow blind and you'll both end up in the ditch
Can't you see - you can't see? Don't you know - you don't know?

(Chorus)
Blinded eyes can't see the light
When it's glowing in the night right in front of you
Blinded eyes can't see the truth
When it's written on the wall out in plain view
Blinded eyes can't see the Son
Or the work that He has done out of love for you
Blinded eyes

Groping in the darkness searching for the missing switch
Come up empty-handed try to scratch the endless itch
There is only one light that can penetrate your mind
Just one look at Jesus, your eyes could leave their scales behind
Can't you see - you could see? Don't you know - you could know?
Blinded eyes can't see the light
When it's glowing in the night right in front of you
Blinded eyes can't see the truth
When it's written on the wall out in plain view
Blinded eyes can't see the Son
Or the work that He has done out of love for you
Blinded eyes

Based on Matthew 15:14, 1 Corinthians 4:3-6, Ephesians 4:18
Also see John 8.43-45, 2 Corinthians 4.4

If you want to be sure that you are in a right relationship with Jesus, click here. Don't let your pride, opinion, religion or whatever stand in your way, I implore you.

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