Do You Fear and Loathe the Bible?

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Any Christian, especially on Facebook, can discern their friends by a simple Bible verse. Post something meaningless or about politics or a picture of your family or pets, and you will get plenty of encouraging reactions. Post a Bible verse, these same people will invariably be silent.

To the crowd who thinks that man naturally gravitates to and seeks God, better rethink their ideology. Man naturally does NOT seek God nor His word. The word of God is naturally offensive to the fallen man of which we are all born as, fallen. A Christian who has had his or her heart regenerated by God has a completely different reaction to His word, they naturally now love it! They cannot get enough of it.

So why is there such fear and loathing over Scripture by the natural man? There are many reasons. The first and foremost obvious indicator, is that Scripture will condemn you as a sinner in about every point. We naturally do not want to be told this and naturally do not want to repent of our sins.

The second fear is a misrepresented view of Scripture by world religions. Certain verses are shouted out loud or posted, and the unsaved sinner does not feel as much conviction as they can see the hypocrisy. They ask “why is this person who is a dirty sinner in their own right, preaching this stuff to me?” With this, many extra biblical conditions or expectations are legally demanded, and the person who is fearing and loathing the Bible hears this instead of taking the time to discern these things as falsehoods.

Another fear, is that God might just be real, and all these things which are in Scripture they will account for, so like a rash they hope goes away, it is ignored.

Another fear is that the religion they are practicing does not show itself in Scripture. All these things for decades they have believed, will not be discerned now through Scripture. I would say Roman Catholics have this fear.

And last but not least, a fallen sinner naturally loves the darkness. The fear is the light which is explained through Scripture. So the natural affinity is to discard the Bible, or try to disprove the Bible, so that their darkness is not exposed. Jesus explain this in John 3:19, “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.”

So if you are fear and loathing God’s revealed word, you have been discerned, not by me, but by your fear and loathing. You are still on the path to destruction, eternal hell is your next stop. Want to remove this fear? Pray to God to give you a clean heart, that He enlightens you! You will find that fear you had was a total WASTE of energy! There is nothing to fear if you place your faith alone in Jesus Christ!

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