posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 04:09 PM
Of course God can easily destroy the rebels and put a stop to the madness, but remember other creatures in heaven were also listening and watching
this great universal drama. If Jehovah God destroyed them the question will still remain unanswered. The angels will think that the three rebels were
right in their claim, if they were destroyed. God's reputation will be put into question for all times! Will anyone serve someone like that?
Think about this, if one of your family members accused you of being an unfit parent in front your family, relatives and neighbors what would you do?
Getting rid of the accuser is not only a sign of weakness, injustice but also unloving. So in God's great love and wisdom, He allowed them to prove
their challenged. Time was needed to pass to settle the issue once and for all. Thus mankind was allowed to form his own “government” (world) -
whatever form it is, be it Monarchy, Oligarchy, Anarchy, Fascism, Nazism, Democratic, Communistic, Republic, etc. He was allowed to develop and
advance his knowledge and most important of all, develop his own belief – that is, his own type of worship/“religion” - all of these independent
of God. Now you know why man's government exists and why there are so many confusing forms of worship. Why God can't step in (yet) in man's affairs
in spite of all the badness. (see Rom 13:1-4 and Eph 6:12)
Now you know why satan was able to offer the “kingdoms of the world” to Jesus at the night he tried to tempt him (Matthew 4:9). Because he has
the legal claim to the “system of things (world)” - see Matthew 24:3. Jesus even calls him “the ruler of the world” (John 14:30). Yes the
“world” of alienated mankind is under the control of this wicked angel known as Satan the Devil.
Like in a court, it's more than 6000 years now since the rebellion. The evidence has now been gathered and presented. Question: do you think man can
successfully govern himself independent of God? Was/is satan right? The jury has already delivered their verdict and said: NO! Absolutely NOT
In fact the Bible realistically says: “Man has dominated man to his injury.” (Ecclesiastes 8:9) Yes, many have dominated others by acting in a
tyrannical and self-serving manner. Yes if left to go further man will finally destroy himself many times over. Man's problems and mistakes are
beyond his control now.
Think of the killing fields of Cambodia, the inquisitions, Nazi concentration camps, WWI, WWII, ethnic cleansing, just to name a few.
The reality is mankind will need to be rescued from what is coming our way:
Matthew 24: 20-22
“Keep praying that YOUR flight may not occur in wintertime, nor on the sabbath day; for then there will be great tribulation such as has not
occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on
account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.”
Thus for the sake of the obedient honest and good hearted mankind Jehovah God has provided a way out.
You're probably familiar with this scripture John 3:16
““For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but
have everlasting life. “
For this, Jesus as King of God's heavenly government can rightly say “I am the way” to God (John 14:6).
Thus, all who become his true footstep followers (true Christians) are commanded to:
‘Therefore get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take
YOU in.’” “‘And I shall be a father to YOU, and YOU will be sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah the Almighty.” —2 Corinthians
Soon His Kingdom will “come” and will “put an end to all these kingdoms” along with the original slanderer (Matthew 6:9 and Dan 2:44, Rev
The results? Consider these promises: (I'll just list a few)
ALL HUMANKIND AT PEACE—Isaiah 9:6, 7, Psalm 72:7, 8.
NO MORE WAR—Psalm 46:8, 9.
FINE HOMES AND ENJOYABLE WORK FOR EVERYONE—Isaiah 65:21-23.
CRIME, VIOLENCE AND WICKEDNESS GONE—Psalm 37:9, 10, Proverbs 2:22, Psalm 37:35-38.
ALL THE EARTH A PARADISE—Luke 23:43, Psalm 37:29.
PLENTY OF GOOD THINGS FOR ALL TO EAT—Isaiah 25:6, Psalm 72:16; 67:6.
A LOVING BROTHERHOOD OF ALL HUMANKIND —Acts 10:34, 35, Revelation 7:9, 16.
PEACE BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ANIMALS —Isaiah 11:6; Isaiah 65:25.
NO MORE SICKNESS, OLD AGE OR DEATH—Isaiah 35:5, 6, Revelation 21:3, 4.
THE DEAD ARE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE—John 5:28, 29, Revelation 20:13.
Can you see now the Bible's OVERWHELMING SIGNIFICANCE TO MANKIND?
Will you take advantage of this provision? Or go along with the rest of mankind?
Then there's this, the story of Job expanded on the challenge further when satan questioned Job's loyalty to God. He accused amusingly the man Job
of serving God because of selfish reasons. To prove his point he tried to coerce God himself into hurting and punishing this righteous man by taking
all of his material things, his loved ones, by giving him a very painful sickness and remove His protection. God didn't want no part of it but
instead allowed Satan to prove his challenged but to a certain point (Job chap 1).
Imagine that, what satan basically sadi: IF GIVEN A CHANCE HE CAN TURN ANY RIGHTEOUS PERSON ALIVE AGAINST JEHOVAH GOD both in a PERFECT (Adam/Eve
& Jesus) and IMPERFECT state (mankind)!
Thus whether you believe it or not everyone is involved in this great universal issue. Happily there's a book that we can use to guide us in this
trouble filled world. No other ancient book can do this not even can come close to it.
Why? Simply because it is truly the Word of God!
The antiquity of the Bible also proves that it IS the Word of God in that ALL of the promises in times past were FULFILLED in GREAT Detail. A sure
guaranty that ALL future promises WILL BE FULFILLED 100%!
Name a book (modern or ancient) that can accurately do this?