If I ask you what color is a Yield sign on a road? Without a Google search, what would be your honest answer?
If you answered “Yellow”, most likely you were born before 1970, because the sign was officially switched to Red and White in 1971. Most of the Yield signs which were yellow were replaced by 1978 with the new Red/White signs.
The phenomenon is that there are some who just read what I posted, and answered “YELLOW”, and are arguing with me in their mind. “He’s wrong! I know I saw a yellow Yield sign just the other day”. Some may even go out searching for one, but they won’t find one. They are all red and white. Some who have taken a written drivers test can also attest to what I said is true.
I recently heard on the radio a woman describe this phenomenon as something we learned in our youth and now our minds are closed off, we don’t even realize the signs are red/white. I will admit, when I was asked that question, I answered yellow, but then thought about it when she said “no”, and then realized almost immediately they were actually red/white. So my mind wasn’t completely closed, but several who called into the radio station insisted they saw a yellow Yield sign recently.
So where am I going with this? It goes to indoctrination of world religions and also secular media. If something is repeated long enough, especially when you are a child, and you accept it as a truth, you will have a hard time changing your mind. Everything one might show you that you were wrong, you argue against. One reason being we are fallen creatures and we are naturally prideful. We won’t LISTEN to the facts presented because we conditioned our minds so as to be deceived we remain deceived.
When my eyes and ears were opened by God in 2011-2012, born-again, upon reading Scripture, I kept asking myself “why didn’t you see this before!’…I was so deceived, and some actually told me in the past that I was, but before that point I argued, I said they were CRAZY. And I wouldn’t listen to anything, because I was right, they were wrong, again because of my deep seeded pride. The analogy being they told me the Yield sign was actually red/white, and I insisted they were always yellow.
I will give another example. I used to sell water filters and used a device called a Total Dissolved Solids meter with two glasses of water in my sales presentation. One glass was filtered water, the other wasn’t and the TDS meter showed the difference. From the very well educated to the not so educated, it made no difference, they saw both glasses of water as water. By the same phenomenon, showing them something they couldn’t see, would always lead them to reject what I was selling. Rather, they’d argue in favor of the water they always drank, because it looked clear enough to the naked eye.
And this goes for the Gospel! If one has been encapsulated into a world religion teaching them to save themselves by their works for example, it is awfully hard to convince them that Scripture actually condemns them for this. The simplicity of “place your faith alone in Jesus Christ and repent of your sins”, is rejected in favor of the indoctrination. It is like the two water examples I gave. I can give empirical facts from the Bible to the well educated to the not so educated, and the blindness always favors a presupposed ideology based on pride and what one was taught and drilled by. They’ll reject the very words, word for word, of the Bible if they were indoctrinated to believe something else.
To those who argue against “place your faith alone in Jesus Christ”, I plead with you to OPEN your mind and read the Bible! Prove me wrong, or try to with that open mind. Because right now, believe it or not just like the Yield sign, you closed your mind off and are allowing deception to guide you and in the end it will be eternal hell.
“But my church is correct!” is that what you are trying to say? How do you know they are correct? How do you know that what they taught you is the truth? Are you not relying on them, instead of proving what they are saying as true? “But my friends and family believe what I believe, so it must be true”. Look, if it were that easy, Jesus and the Apostles would have never warned about false teachings and teachers. Bandwagon ideology as my father taught me, “if all your friends jumped off a bridge to their deaths, would it be right? Would you stupidly join them?”
Don’t be deceived by the Yield sign of which you all along thought was yellow!