“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”(Proverbs 28:13)
In today’s headlines, the Amazon’s electronic assistant (Alexa) says “Jesus is fictional!”
Unfortunately in the modern world we live in, the enemy is using anyway he can to get people not to believe in Jesus Christ. They have passed laws to removed any discussion of him from schools. As we have seen in recent news, many universities remove Him and churches on their campus sobthey don’t loose donations from their greedy godless doners.
People offer up many excuses as to why they don’t want to believe, why they will not come to Christ, why they ask you to not even talk about Jesus.
Want to know what it really is?
They don’t want to turn from their sin! As we below read in the book of John
(John 3:19–20) “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed”
When I was in high school, to graduate I had to take a philosophy class. In it I remember a writing called the Allegory of the Cave, or some know it as “Plato’s Cave”
It was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work to compare “the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature”.
Plato has Socrates describe a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners’ reality. Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not reality at all, for he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the manufactured reality that is the shadows seen by the prisoners. The inmates of this place do not even desire to leave their prison; for they know no better life. The prisoners manage to break their bonds one day, and discover that their reality was not what they thought it was. They discovered the sun, which Plato uses as an analogy for the fire that man cannot see behind. Like the fire that cast light on the walls of the cave, the human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses.
This pattern continues until eventually these people who hate the light become so indoctrinated that they prefer the dark ways of eternal death.
That is a very good analogy of what what we see happening all around us. As Oswald Chambers said, “Sin enough and you will soon be unconscious of sin.”
Heavenly Father, Thank You that You give me the opportunity to approach You so that the truth of Your love might be revealed in me. Thank You for Your sacrifice on the Cross for my sins so I wouldn’t have to succumb to death and darkness for eternity. Please continue to shine in and through my life and the lives of those I fellowship with in the body of Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Learn about Jesus, See the light, be Set Free from the Darkness!”
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