|The Will of God - God or Man?|
------ On 5/16/05,
Jeff Dickson wrote ------
I shall intersperse my comments
Jeff: can you conceive of the arrangement where God decides to let us judge ourselves? When the great holocaust breaks loose have you thought how men will feel? They will believe that God brings judgment. All over the world. Then how are we to decide if we bring judgment upon ourselves, or if God brings judgment up us?
This is very broad. Could the assassination of MLK (Martin Luther King) or JFK (John Fitzgerald Kennedy) or the untold millions who were murdered by the Nazis qualify as, "sudden and unexpected periodical changes in both the material and the spiritual worlds? Or how about a tsunami that obliterated parts of SE Asia, kills hundreds of thousands, and left countless others decimated? Certainly these events cannot be on keel with the bestowal of Jesus, but what it takes to dissuade you only persuades you God is out to get us.
No, Jeff, God is not "out to get us." But he will permit men to bring judgment upon themselves. A world wide disaster, derived from a nuclear holocaust, makes all other human events pale into nothing.
is to take the text literally. The line
cites His bestowal as an example of such of an unprecedented event takes care not to mention "periodical", but does insert a second instance of "unexpected" coincidently. Contrast this to the calamities I mentioned, they and others yet to come are periodical and unexpected.
Well, since I have done considerable work on the great cycles of the planet, I can speak somewhat to "periodical." You can view my work on the material earth ages at:
You can view by work on the spiritual divine dispensations of the earth at:
I have other material posted on these concepts. Refer to neighboring chapters. I also have the work in PDF files if you prefer that.
I think it's very fanciful God is going to swoop down here and take care of things that we are very well capable of achieving on our own.
That's the whole problem. I am sure you are acquainted with the world today. We are incapable of correcting the world on our own.
I shall quote:
"All knowledgeable persons today know that we are in a world crisis of unprecedented proportions, and that the crisis is intensifying with each passing day. This is attested on many fronts, from deterioration of family life, to degradation of our school systems, to rampant immorality, to weather and geological catastrophes, to species destruction, to worldwide strife and warfare, to increasing terror, and to the potential for total destruction of the human race through nuclear mechanisms. Never before, in all the history of mankind, has it been possible to destroy ourselves. We now can do so. We are on the very brink of a total world collapse."
And God truly is going to swoop down here. The Return of Jesus is due at any day or hour.
And, if we'd only
listen to the wisdom of the Father - a whole lot