Nowadays when you tune on the news channels they seem saturated with news about wars, the endless list of wars to come, senseless mass killings, and the weather. This in turn has caused an increase in the conversations I have with my fellow humans about God and often I hear the question, “If there is a God why doesn’t He do something about the conditions here on earth?” I have even heard many say after hearing about a car or truck mowing people down, and mass killings in churches that, “If there is a God, He doesn’t care about what happens to us.” First let’s go to the bible for its answer. James 1:13-15,
“Let no one being tempted be saying that ‘I am being tempted by God’. For God is not-tempted by evils. And He Himself tempts no one, but each one is tempted by his own desire while being drawn-away and enticed. Then the desire, having conceived, gives-birth to sin. And the sin, having been fully-formed, brings-forth death.”
This cancer that is consuming mankind is not from God. This world as we see it is not natural, but it is all we know. When one takes the time to look around in nature, to observe the natural order of all things from our earth to the most distant galaxies of our universe, you must admit everything is in harmony or happens for a reason. But the harmony stops when it gets to man. That’s because man has chosen a way of self, instead of natural order. We don’t go with the flow, we fight the flow. This is what cancer does, it distorts the natural order of the body. God is not the cancer, but He is the cure. It’s not that God doesn’t care about people. It’s people that don’t care about people.
God knew this day was coming, but He is not allowed to interfere with Satan trying to prove that self-rule is the correct way to govern. This self –rule philosophy, starting with Adam, is what has lead humanity to where it is in our time. The atrocities in our world has come about because of the selfishness of our leaders. People in religions, politics, health care, corporations, goods and services, and anything else you can think of. They may say they are selfless, but actions speak louder than words, judge for yourselves.
Ask google how many religions we have to choose from. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world. There is also a top twenty list, if you would like to see them ask google and you will find them. What have any of their gods or their philosophies done for mankind?
What has God done for you? We must start at the beginning, Genesis 3:15 where Jehovah told Satan what was going to happen to him for the choice he had made; I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel. Have you ever felt mad at someone because they did something selfish and it caused you pain?
For those of you that may not have read all of my blogs, the woman referenced there is God’s governing body. The head of that governing body Jesus Christ. The name of that governing body is: The New Jerusalem. See Revelation 21:2
Although God is not allowed to interfere with Satan’s choice of self-love, He certainly has the right to put a time limit on that choice and a plan to correct the mistake that has been made. Notice in the scripture it states that he will strike Satan in the head. That is identifying Jesus as the one to deal Satan a death blow. Why do I say that it is Jesus? Because of what is stated next in that same scripture: ‘you will strike his heel.’
Jesus was put to death by the ruling religious and government leaders of his day. But three days later God put His spirit of life back into His son and Jesus was resurrected, much like a strike to the heel. Satan used everything he had in this world to try and get Jesus to choose self, but he lost. Just as it was foretold in the scripture we just read.
Now let’s break down all those words into actions. What has Jehovah done here? What makes His government different from all other governments or ruling authorities? First thing He did was to unselfishly allow Satan to have the right to make the decision to choose self over others.
Next thing was to unselfishly allow him time to prove if his choice was right or wrong. Even though God knew He would be blamed for all the badness in our world.
Next He would unselfishly send His only begotten son to earth to give his life to replace for us, what our human father had selfishly given up. 1 Corinthians 15:21&22, “Since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead came through one too. 22 In the same way that everyone dies in Adam, so also everyone will be given life in Christ.”
Next, the fallen angels, along with Satan as their ruler, selfishly altered the DNA of some of the species on earth, including humans by having relations with mankind’s daughters. This in turn brought on the flood and yet God still unselfishly saved eight souls from mankind and two of each kind of natural animal on this tiny rock in the endless universe.
(Note: for more on these, what I call “Other Distractions of Satan”, click here.)
Next, God chose a man of faith, named Abraham, to show the world that this man of faith would become the father of all people that put faith in Him (Genesis 15:5), because through his bloodline this death blow promised to Satan would come.
Unselfishly, God dealt with a nation that continually disobeyed Him, put other gods of surrounding nations above Him, and yet He lovingly protected that nation from their enemies. In our day, people say God was cruel in the way that He destroyed other nations, but we don’t call it cruel when a father protects his family from evil or when a government sends out young soldiers to defend their countries from evil. The unselfish protection continued until the nation He had always protected handed His only begotten son over to the ruler of the Roman Empire to have him put to death because of their selfish jealousy.
God and Jesus knew all of this was going to happen before it happened. Yet they unselfishly protected a promise that was made to a man of faith: that through his bloodline, a savior for all nations would come. We can follow that bloodline in the book of Luke found in Genesis, chapter 3 verses 23 through 34. From 34 to 38 we can follow it back to Adam where the death blow promise was made to Satan by God.
Jesus, knowing that he would be put to death, unselfishly came to earth to prove that unselfish love is the way to rule. His whole life was a life that put others first. He told us that he came not to do his own will, but the will of the one who sent him, because he believed in unselfish love.
30 “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.”
Jesus could have chosen himself because, at the time of his arrest, he tells his followers at Matthew 26:53 this: “Doyou think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?” But he continues in verse 54: “If I did, how could it happen as the Holy Writings said it would happen? It must be this way.”
Which way of rule was he supporting, selfishness or unselfishness?
The Way of God, which is the way of Unselfish Love!
Again I’ll ask, “What have any of their gods or their philosophies unselfishly done for mankind? What about all those cultures that believe in aliens or gods that came down from heaven?” Check them out at this web site. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/561753753489931917/?lp=true
I ask again. What unselfish act have any of these beings done for you?
I haven’t even talked about all the unselfish love put into the planning of the earth or moon or all the other things that have to be in place for us as the human race to be here. Unless you think that it all happened by chance. Through all my years here on earth I’ve spoken with all kinds of people, with all kinds of beliefs, but when push comes to shove, they all admit there has to be some kind of a higher power. They may not call him god but there is at least a race superior to ours, they say. Something made sure that life could survive on earth, and I say it was done unselfishly or we wouldn’t be here.
This world is being eaten alive by this cancer that is selfish love. It grows larger and larger each and every day. You don’t know what kind of selfish acts you will hear about next when you listen to the news or hear about it on social media.
In Luke 21: 25 through 26, Jesus tells us of things that would be happening at the appointed times of the nations at the end of things as we know them. “And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. 26 People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken.”
When this scripture talks about the roaring of the seas and strange tides, it’s not speaking of the literal seas. It’s talking about the sea of mankind and the tides of refugees that have been displaced because of the selfish acts of others in the world. People are terrified at what they see coming upon the earth. The nations are in turmoil and perplexed over the events happening in all nations and they do not know the way out.
What has God done for you? He has prepared a way out for any who are willing to live by unselfish love. It’s not easy to live that way in a world who’s most powerful inhabitants (humans) are full of self-love. Although this unselfish love is alive in every individual, harmony will not come to earth until God cuts out this selfish cancer. Jesus tells us at Matthew 24: 21 & 22, “For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. 22 In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.”
Who are God’s chosen ones? The ones trying to live by unselfish love. That’s what God has done for you. He has shown repeatedly how He is a God of unselfish love. And when this cancer has grown to the point that it will kill everyone on earth if God does not act, He will act and this cancer will be stopped.
What about all the different religions on earth, are they from the true God? Surely they can give us a way to help each other. What about the different governments? Surely they will come up with a way out. Is there a true religion on earth backed by God? Is there a government on earth that represents the true God? Join me in my next discussion to find the answers to these important questions from the bible.