Originally Posted by Ugly Duck
I get it now.... Luke 8:10 "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables
Isaiah 6:9 'Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.' "
Its His intention that I do not understand! Works good. But I have lotsa company.... Matthew 7:14 "While narrow is the road to eternal life and only a few will find it." The many are intentionally deluded, only a few actually get the reward.
I wonder how many of the zillions of Christians believe that they will be one of the few? Unless those quotes are actually parables & they really mean something other than what they say.....
Oh it's easy to delude ones self into thinking you're on the right path, however the Holy Spirit will guide you and should be ignored at ones own peril.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father ... And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson