posted on Nov, 7 2010 @ 11:15 AM
reply to post by Romantic_Rebel
I think you need to look at the big picture of God's relationship with human beings...from the very beginning to this day.
In the very beginning, God had only two "children"...and he spoke directly to them...gave them only one rule...Eve thought she knew better...and
Adam put his trust in her instead of in God. He gave them his knowledge of good and evil...and with it, the responsibility for choosing between them.
He still spoke to them though not as directly as he did (he respected their request for him to "butt out"). ...and the first child they had MURDERED
the second even though he KNEW it was the "evil" choice!
Eventually things went downhill and only a handful of people still respected God's authority over this planet (and them). This time he starts with
dramatic proof of his authority (reshaping this planet all around them) and a promise to continue providing less dramatic proof to people that reject
his authority...and again the world results in chaos (and it can still be traced to a form of sibling rivalry).
Now God offers to "choose a favorite"...Abraham accepted the offer and God offered a LOT more assistance to this group...up to and including giving
them victory over their enemies in battle. The catch was that they had to trust him and follow his instructions or he would remove his protection and
his favor. In this "round", he demonstrated that giving us boatloads of instructions and performing mind-boggling miracles to support his chosen
people still doesn't have the desired effect...that we (humans) have an uncanny knack for finding loopholes in any rulebook. At the same time, he
(using a direct strategy of positive and negative reinforcement) is grooming those people for a time when he would use them to save the world.
In short, he didn't give detailed instructions to the entire world because he KNEW that we would resort to violence to prove which group (generally
based on superficial characteristics) was God's favorite AND to defend ourselves from people that rejected God's authority.
As for the suggestion that he left everyone else and didnt speak to them, I don't think that's entirely accurate...God did give us his knowledge of
good and evil. The problem is that the first time we choose evil, we distance ourselves from him (the way Adam and Eve hid from God in the garden). It
isn't that he left us...we leave him!...mostly because we WANT to "fend for ourselves"...we think we can do it alone. However, the knowledge of
good doesn't leave us...and like a lifeline, it can lead us back to the truth. He did speak to and lead us. We chose not to listen.