Josh gave me a video to watch:
Here are my first thoughts of the video, I could be way off base. I take from Ezekiel 18:32 that God seeks no pleasure in people hardening their hearts and not bowing to God's righteousness but if they are evil then He seeks to destroy you. Evil must be destroyed like a cancer. We don't want you to defy God (good) but if you do, you will be destroyed.
I did find the video interesting, but it reminded me of my past post called: Christ’s New Covenant Church Kingdom We are under a new covenant and the shadowy prophecies of not requiring any more blood sacrifices, may be pointing to Christ. That the blood sacrifices, or the Lords supper, are for our benefit, not God's. He can forgive without blood sacrificing true, He is God after all. What he cannot forgive is the denial that Jesus did all this for your Salvation. It was a legal transaction and He died on that cross for our benefit. To take our well deserved punishment for being Law breakers. To escape death. God also knew since we were failing to cross that boundary of not sinning that we needed a leader, Messiah, to show us how. All these things are for our understanding and educational benefit. In that all thing can be accomplished, in Christ, who strengthens us. God made us to need a leader.
Just like the 4 minute mile boundary that we set, pessimistically I might add, in our minds that could not be crossed. Until one day someone stepped up to the plate to show all of us, as I have come to believe, that walls are there to be climbed over.
In 1954 Roger Bannister broke that record and now its very common to do so. Why? Because we were shown that it can be done. Without the leadership of Ronald Reagan, would that Berlin Wall still stand? That is not to say we didn't need Jesus, or Bannister and Reagan, because without them our limited view wouldn't be challenged. Without Bannister we might still of thought it to be impossible to run that fast. Without Jesus we would still die in our sins because we would feel it to be hopeless, or too hard, to repent or turn away from sinning. He gave us the courage and strength to do so. We are designed to do things for others with greater strength. We do it for Christ, instead of ourselves. Can a mother pick up a car to save herself, possibly, but she certainly can for her injured child. Where would we be without the forward thinking of Star Trek's Warp drive? We would still believe, as Einstein, that the speed of light is as fast as we could go.
On a completely side note: What was the point of the above video besides to cast doubt on the unsuspecting or weak believers? Looking at the titles of the other videos it sure seems that is the goal.
To witness the supernatural we need to stop looking inward and start looking outward with hope. To boldly go where no man has gone before, to live long and prosper. Thank you Jesus for shedding that precious blood of yours for me! Thanks for putting me on that right path and over that wall of sin.