Conflict Between Man and God: The Human Mind (PART II)
So let’s tie everything together here…the human state of mind and PRIDE; and a belief system that molds our state of mind. When you rely on human logic, you are setting yourself up to commit the deadly sin of pride. We make mistakes. Mankind has strayed so far away from the greatness that God created for all of us to be. The perfection that was once reflected in His Image in Adam; and from Adam…God created Eve; that we, in this day and age have such FLAWED reasoning as “Live for the moment”; or “Being able to reach a godlike status.” When God says we live our lives, in preparation for the end; it is taking each day, in making our sinful nature right with Him. Only God as the Creator, has the ability, as well as the RIGHT to create and destroy. So, how is it in this day and age, that we as human beings, believe we have this right, to create and destroy the things of this earth? Is it because we have made ourselves believe that we are “godlike”? Isn’t this thought process what Lucifer thought? Is this not PRIDE or VANITY? This thought process is what transformed Angel Lucifer into God’s Traitor, Satan.
Jesus came to correct the “eye for an eye” philosophy. Is this not the same as WRATH or REVENGE; one of the 7 DEADLY SINS? Jesus came to change this to “turning the other cheek.” He not only spoke these words, but lived it, by dying on the Cross. When you are committed in doing God’s Will of your life, it will defy all manmade laws or human logic. This is why many can not comprehend Jesus’ Life; because it does not make sense to human logic. How the Son of God, came to live as a Pauper, and die the sentenced death of a criminal. To endure all of the tortue He did leading up to His Death, because no Man could have. As the Son of God, He could have destroyed all who harmed Him…OR…lived a life of royalty with all the earthly wealth available on this earth. BUT this is the extent God went to explain how much He loved us, by enduring all of the earthly trials and circumstances that we endure, to show us how He understands what we go through on this earth. He did this also to show us that HIS WAYS ARE NOT IN CONFORMANCE TO THE FLAWED HUMAN LOGIC…He is beyond them. PRIDE would question these ways.
1. PRIDE would say that there are creations, inferior to others. Jesus Christ, died for ALL OF MANKIND; with all being equal in God’s Eyes.
2. PRIDE would say there is no need to prepare for eternal paradise because this is it! Live for the moment. Do what you want to do, to live life to the fullest! But all those that dedicated their lives to God, took every earthly step on this earth, to better MANKIND, by knowing that God values everyone in the same manner; and as a result they should too.
3. PRIDE would say, “Love me for me. For the perfections and the flaws. There is no need for me to change.” God has said that we need to be constantly refining ourselves to the greatness He originally created for us to be. However, upon Satan introducing sin to Eve, in the Garden of Eden, we became flawed. With this intention of refining ourselves back, and by focusing on His Guidance to guide us back to this greatness in faith and love, we have to change.
4. PRIDE would say, “Who are you to judge me…You do not know my intention…”; when causing harm to another, whether physically or emotionally. God says pain is pain. And we must humble ourselves in making things right, and healing this pain, of our brother or sister. DENIAL of causing this pain…or REwRITING HISTORY to erase the cause of this destruction or pain….is PRIDE. This is again, one of the 7 DEADLY SINS. You can hide things on this earth from Man; but all is seen in the Eyes of God.
PART III soon to come….!