A Question of Conscience
While surfing on the internet for news on the 11th anniversary of the infamous September 11th tragedy, it was at the height of another counter religious vengeance over an anti-Islam video clip that I came across one comment that seemed rather theological in its nature. The funny thing was that it so surprisingly and timely caught my attention as if I was a “cut-out” for such a controversial religious conflict that sadly is the cause of all misunderstandings and chaos in the world. And of course, no thanks to the greatest Deceiver of deceivers of the humankind! [2 John 7]
Now that I’m writing this post that in a way related to this comment, I thought it would make a better impact if I could share and put the same “cut out” comment here word for word. But then, too bad I’m not able to find it. As I only have a flimsy memory of the comment, hence I have no idea on what news portal was the comment made and who uploaded it. Probably if I’m not wrong, maybe the social media wouldn’t keep record of all the comments made every day. It could have been possibly deleted by now. So it looks like my conscience is in question since I have no proof to substantiate my claim about the comment. Now I have to depend on only one thing to pull through – TRUST! Do you trust me on this?
The only thing I can remember is the person who uploaded the comment was arguably questioning a theological theory about the fate of the Satan. Here’s the question: If the Satan, once a powerful archangel of God, got kick out of heaven as recorded in Revelation 12: 7-9, what chances are there for humans, who being sinful and much less superior, could go to heaven? The person was like questioning the fate of all humans that sounded like there’s no hope at all for us to become saved. So we might as well get ready to face our “final-destination” which is hell – whatever the outcome! When I saw this comment I could not have thought it was so important and nothing crossed my mind that it is until now. If you consider such a significant question, don’t you think it deserves the top priority to bring it to a closure by any means possible?
There’s no denying that an unwavering doubt is looming in the back of everybody’s mind and not surprisingly, that is happening even in Christendom! The problem is, no one even among Christians had the power of wisdom and knowledge to pass the correct information about what really transpired up in the heavens even long before we humans came into the picture. So really, if troubles already started brewing up there where the infamous theory of the Satan got kick out of heaven that preceded humans’ existence on earth, what chances are there for us as sinful humans go to heaven? This is certainly getting people everywhere whether Christians or not to question the “mystery” of a powerful and divine entity that we came to know and worship or to the unbelievers, not worship as the Almighty God.
Supposing we humans do go to heaven, is it because God already had a plan even before we existed? What was the plan then? Was it fully revealed to us? Was Jesus anything to do with the plan? If so, what made God so confident of humans accepting this plan that involved Jesus and not the Buddha or the Prophet Muhammad? Why then even when all humans imbued with a heart and conscience and not to mention an intelligent mind, yet still not believing and accepting it? Is it because we humans have completely lost our sense of direction? But what caused so many intelligent humans so confused and dubious about God’s plan? What chances are there for humans to wake up and see how terribly lost they are without God’s blueprints and guidance? Will not such questions drive you nuts? If this is what bugging you, no wonder those who can’t handle whatever truth would usually avail themselves as atheists or skeptics. And every time it would seemingly work best when they cry foul of the lack of “scientific” or factual evidence to substantiate whatever claims made in the Bible just because they don’t believe the Bible is the Word of God [Psalm 14:1]. But the irony is, they would fall short of making themselves accountable for their folly without even knowing why they are making a mockery of their own existence. One can’t help but really wonder how the atheists came into the world and what caused the skeptics to drive themselves nuts doubting everything about God and Jesus but not themselves?
As a matter of fact, it is certain beyond 100% starting right at this moment it will keep bugging you from time immemorial until you make a change and do something to stop all such unnecessary foolishness. Do what? Become a Christian? “Yes!” You are so absolutely correct and smart for once in your life! It was absolutely God’s plan for everyone regardless of what skin color one is to become the ‘amazing-race’ of God starting as a Christian! Are you kidding? “No!” Definitely not! Trust me. You will know the TRUTH and the truth will set you free and that’s only when you become a Christian. But does this include going to heaven? You know very well it is not up to me, or anyone to say who deserved what, be it heaven or hell. Only by proving that you can bring ‘heaven’ to others first the way Jesus did, perhaps then you will know better if there’s a chance for you to get there. That’s why you should make Jesus your greatest hero because he had provided you his footprints to help you get there. Once you know what you have to do, then there’s a very good chance you will know whether you can or cannot go to heaven the sooner you begin to ‘establish‘ a relationship with God as a Christian through Jesus.
If Jesus had the divine authority to tell you that he will prepare a place for you in his Father’s house, is that not a big chance for you to go to there already? Otherwise, tell me, what other chances have you got that you know of? If you can’t think of a sensible one than this, then why are you still not a Christian? Why still wait to get foolishly busted when you already knew the correct way to become saved?
But then again, don’t be mistaken that just about anybody can have a relationship with God as and when one “deemed” fit. If you study the Bible you would have learned that only the ancient children of Israel were the chosen people of God during the Old Testament time to have a direct relationship with God and they were known as the Israelites. Today, the people of Israel are known as Israelis because of migration where there are even black Jews! So, during the biblical times, we learned that God spoke to His people, the Israelites who were pure Jews at that time, either through prophets, high priests, kings or even ordinary people of low status like a laborer, shepherd or farmer, for any specific instructions that God deemed necessary to convey to His people.
However, it is a different story now. God no longer directly speak with the ‘children of Israel’ as He did, nor to anyone today, whether Christians or not. That is history! Why? If you study the Bible, you would have learned that the ‘children of Israel’ no longer enjoy such privilege because even after having been set free from slavery in Egypt, they went back to idols worshiping and broke God’s law. That obviously did not go down well with God. Since then, you can read in the Old Testament that the ‘children of Israel’ had have on many other occasions been ungrateful and sinned against God even with the laws passed down from Moses. Evidently, this was not seen as glorifying and honoring God as their one and only Almighty God. It was from such outcome and many others that we learned why the law of the old covenant can no longer keep the Israelites and even religious people today from sinning because of their sinful nature. Neither could it save them from their sins. That’s why God saw the urgency to bring about a new covenant that will fulfill both the old and new. So God engaged prophets as messengers to announce the prophecy of a Messiah that would come from the seed of King David, and who would have the divine power to bear the iniquities [sins] of all humans regardless of what races so that people from all nations of the earth shall have hope of salvation through the Messiah that was Jesus.
Understandably from such prophecies made in the Old Testament, we now know that by observing only the laws of the old covenant even with practices of rituals and traditions cannot serve as the means of forgiveness of our sins. And because humans cannot offer themselves as “burnt sacrifice” to atone for their own sins, that’s why God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus to become the sacrificial Lamb for us instead. Only the blood of Jesus can save us for having broken God’s law which was why it culminated what Jesus said in Matthew 5:17 as the link in fulfilling the law. That is also why, only Jesus has the divine power to forgive our sins. Our sins cannot be forgiven simply by observing “religious laws” and “rituals” or just “do-good” to find favor in the sight of God. Again, that is why no religion whatever it is whether it’s Buddhism, Bahá’í Faith, Catholicism, Hinduism, Islam or Taoism, are good enough to take place of the greatest human offerings which is the ‘sacrifice-of-blood’ to wash away our sins.
The priority to fix here is the curse of mankind: sin, death and the devil. That is the reason no one can go directly to God because of sin to seek forgiveness of sin. Jesus is the one and only solution to the problem. If you still claim you can have a direct relationship with God through all your religious laws and traditional practices, you are only wasting time fooling yourself unnecessarily. If anyone ever believed there is one and only Almighty God in the universe, the person is better off believing He [God] would not have provided so many other ways to confuse us and cause us to fight one another over which one leads us to Him, would He? Are you not smart enough up till now to notice all other ways are man-made ways that cannot even be substantiated and worse, proven by any means?
In other words, you have to get your priorities “religiously” right first according to God’s will and plan as laid out in the New Testament. Having inter-faith forums will not help one bit. First of all, it is irrelevant and it does not offer hope of salvation that every soul should seek. Inter-faith forums could perhaps “help” humanity from falling apart but mind you, humanity has already been broken into pieces long time ago because of sin and religion. How to fix it now? Even if you use the latest “laughing yoga” 24/7 and 365, do you think you can “laugh” away all your sins for good? Maybe that’s what makes God can’t help laughing instead! As long as humans do not attempt to seek the only way, the truth and the life [John 14:6] that God had shown us, whatever “forums” or even the “laughing yoga” to keep people sane and sober will not last. Whatever ways that are man-made, will surely die a natural death in its own course!
After the death and resurrection of Jesus, God only promised to send the Holy Spirit to help the early apostles to kick-start the evangelism with the power to speak in tongues. The only special case that God saw fit to speak to a sinner through ‘vision’ was Saul of Tarsus, who later became the apostle Paul. So don’t be confusing yourself that you, or anyone whether religiously inclined or not, could feel like having a relationship with God as and when you wish without going through the proper channel which is Jesus! And not forgetting it is all the more applying to the ‘children of Israel’ now ever since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Shouldn’t they know better who the prophesied Messiah was by now? The Bible very clearly teaches that God will not hear those calling out to Him, even the ‘stiff-necked’ Jews [Exodus 32:9], if they did not come to Him according to His will and plan [Isaiah 59:2]. Be honest with yourself. If you do not honor His wish and come back to Him according to His will and plan as testified in the New Testament, how are you going to expect Him to hear you?
By right, the Jews should rally behind Jesus and be the leading example in becoming Christians quicker in numbers than the Gentiles. But sadly, this is not the case. Instead, it turned out exactly the opposite as it seemed those joining the amazing race to become the ‘amazing-race’ of God are other races known as Gentiles in the biblical term. How unfortunate it is that the Jews keep banging their heads on a wall in Jerusalem while saying their prayers every day, and still waiting for the coming of their own version of “Messiah” since they rejected Jesus Christ as the One who had already made his appearance almost two thousand years ago. And not forgetting that Jesus is coming back again for the second time. When this happens, there’s not a chance for the Jews to reject Him because He’s coming back as a human being in the flesh, but as the eternal King with power and great glory. [Matthew 24:30]
If anyone whether Jews, Christians and whatnot wondered why the curtain at the holy temple in Jerusalem got torn into half [Matthew 27:51] on the same day Jesus died on the cross, wonder no more. That event actually signified that the prophecy of the new covenant of God to replace the old covenant had finally been fulfilled through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus. So that evidently made Jesus’ blood shed on the cross not only as the official endorsement, but also as a seal of the new covenant God made as found prophesied in Jeremiah 30:31-34 in the Old Testament.
Unlike the old covenant, the new covenant is not so much about the law but based more on principle (heart and conscience) in what is now known as the Law of Christ [3R’s] than on the laws alone brought down from the Mosaic age where there’s no emphasis of the heart and conscience [repentance]. That was the reason the ‘children of Israel’ kept sinning against Jehovah (God). Today it’s the same. People keep sinning even with whatever laws in place because they don’t have a heart and conscience to obey them like Jesus obeyed His Father in heaven until death. So you can see why today people become more like robots that can go haywire and in which case more laws would be implemented without end to curb a malfunction and robotic society. Again, you can easily see why even so-called religious people have no qualms breaking God’s law. This is all because they failed to have a heart and conscience, but that doesn’t mean the law of the old covenant [not the rituals and traditions like incense and burnt offerings, animal sacrifice, circumcision, fasting, abstinence of certain meat, the Sabbath, etc] do not serve its purpose anymore. The truth of the matter is, you can no longer depend on observing man-made religious laws or rituals not authorized by Jesus, and expect to find favor in the sight of God and be saved from sin, death and the devil. Follow?
If all the religious laws cannot fix the problem of sinning and bring back the heart and conscience of everyone in one piece, then what else can? The answer is Jesus! The only obvious problem that needs fixing is the heart and conscience of all humans, not the laws. If the ‘Amazing Grace’ of God shown through Jesus still does not move or trigger your heart and conscience to stop being a sinner and come back to God according to His will and plan, then it only means one thing: You have gone beyond the point of no return and there ain’t no coming back! Simply put, you are history! End of the story! Game over!
What’s more, there is another important factor that you should take note of and be absolutely clear by now is why there’s absolutely every reason Jesus DARED to claim in John 14:6,“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Can anyone say from the heart and conscience one reason why Jesus should not have committed such “blasphemy” during his tenure as the Messiah? Even the governor of Rome said 3 times he found no fault in the man [Jesus]. If you or any one can’t think of a reason, then why still go banging your head on the walls for nothing and making a ‘laughing-gor’ of yourself unnecessary by going other ways? There is only one way to God and that is Jesus! Think again! How could the one and only true God contradicts Himself by providing so “many ways” [religions] to confuse humans that He created and loved so much? Based on such simple truth, one can easily tell that whoever could not prove that God sent him to do His will is an impostor – big time! Only Jesus hadproven [John 8:42-58] that He was sent by God because He died and rose again the third day. Don’t you have the common sense to think?
If you still do not follow Him [Jesus], it only clearly shows you do not have a heart and conscience. So if you see anyone flouting the laws, religious or not, actually it’s your own reflection and that’s when you know why you shouldn’t point fingers at others nor become theocratic in judging others! If you have as much guilty conscience as others that you have yet come clean yourself, then what makes you think you are better than others even with all your religious practice and whatnot?
Undoubtedly, most Christians are aware that the Bible does not directly or bluntly in any way, whether in the Old Testament or the New Testament provides the “much-needed” testimony that would defend the action God taken to kick the Satan out of heaven. It is much like the case of searching for a needle in a haystack if you are not a Christian as you would be left hanging without even a clue where to start. Even more so, you had better not expect even the smallest chance of whatever hindsight or insight to start the probe. If that is the case, perhaps you are better off reverse the scenario than try to unravel a “mystery” that would not be within your grasp especially if you are not a Christian. So here is the reverse scenario. It is no longer why the Satan got kick out of heaven that matters now, but why there’s the biggest chance you do not even reach the gate of heaven, let alone kick out if you still do not have a heart and conscience to become a Christian to begin with!
Actually, come to think of it, it’s only a simple theory that would be solved easily as nothing is more trivial than this to understand once you become a Christian and seek God first. As is always the case for being a Christian is that, you always have the upper hand in acquiring wisdom and knowledge when you have earnestly and honestly established a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. So, if your heart and conscience is leading you to study the Bible which in turn is leading you to become a Christian and do the will of the Lord, then it is certain beyond 100 % that you are walking on the correct path to become the ‘amazing-race’ of God. If you have a heart and conscience washed cleaned by the blood of Jesus, this will what keep you from breaking the laws whether religious or not. If everyone is capable of having a heart and conscience that culminated from becoming a Christian, soon enough all the judicial institutions in the world will go bankrupt or get shut down without laws to make. How could that be possible? It could only be possible when Jesus who is the biggest law institution is found in the heart and conscience of everyone!
Let truth be told. Here is the most important and critical stage to pull through if you want to know if there’s any chance of saving yourself and what more if you are clinching to become ‘sons of God’ in the kingdom of heaven. You really need to bring back your heart and conscience in one piece to begin with. And only Jesus can help you. No one and nothing else can! Jesus is the only right forum for you, now or never, to become the ‘amazing-race’ of God!
The Fire of Conscience
So it’s clear we can end this simple conscience forum with a simple and straight forward presentation. If you can’t overcome this hurdle with a clear conscience, even if you know the truth why the Satan got kick out of heaven, what’s the point? What do you mean by that? A simple illustration is good enough to help you understand a simple philosophy of life that you don’t learn at any institution of theology. And also, you will learn there is something else far more important than why the Satan got kick out. What is it? Your heart and conscience of course! It is the absolute law that will finally decide where your destiny will bring you.
For example: You know the truth in your heart and conscience tells you that it’s wrong and it’s an offence to beat the red traffic light, yet you don’t bother thinking it’s only a “small” offence and went ahead, thus violated your own conscience and the civil law. On the inside, you have broken the ‘law’ already written in your heart and conscience. On the outside, the existing civil-law would act as an official confirmation that you have committed an offence. Thus, you would be made accountable to man-made court of laws for earthly punishment, and of course only if you get busted by the law! So you keep up with this “little” bad habit knowing it does not burn a hole in your pockets and much less a hole in your heart and conscience. Is that so?
But what if one fine day your luck ran out and you got someone killed? In this case it still does look much the same that you have broken both the laws inside and outside. So what’s the big fuss here? Of course, it’s no big fuss if you only got yourself killed as it’s no fault of others but yourself. The big fuss is when you got somebody killed because of your inability to have a heart and conscience to prevent this from happening. What you miserably failed to ‘see’ and understand is that there is a far more serious ending that you have brought upon yourself and that is no other than someone’s blood on your hand. When something like this happened, you know damn well it’s not something that water can easily “wash” you clean of it. You know why? That’s because what you have inherited is someone’s blood splattered all over your heart and conscience that will stick with you for the rest of your earthly life and perhaps even eternity. The worst part is when you failed again to do something “radical” and something rather important in the “extremist” sense. What’s that? To stand corrected in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost! Your sin is something that you can never ever wash clean even with “acid” because it’s in your heart and conscience. Only the blood of Jesus has the divine power to wash away your sins in the most radical and extremist way [sacrifice] possible that usually doesn’t augur well with those who suddenly found themselves in such tight spot.
At the outset, of course you can still defy the ‘outside’ law and get away scot-free by using money to bribe your way out of it, but what you can’t do the same is when it comes to the ‘inside’ law which is your heart and conscience that you violated because you have broken God’s law. Can you bribe God with money too and get away scot-free? If you can’t and that only means in the end you will for sure see yourself receiving a far more serious punishment than those meted out by earthly laws when you breathe your last breath and finally meet up with your Maker. So in this case you had better make sure you don’t stop breathing because you certainly do not want to meet Him in the end, do you?
But your heart and conscience will not stop pricking you because as a human created in the image of God, you would not be able to bring yourself in front of a mirror to look at the mess you’ve made of yourself. What’s more, how are you going to escape the inevitable “face-to-face” meeting with Him sooner or later whether you like it or not? In this simple example of conducting oneself as a human being dealing with what’s right and what’s wrong, do you think you can overcome the hurdle (the truth) with a clear conscience? No? Then I suggest you had better become an “extremist” in your heart and conscience that will “radically” prevent you from arbitrarily committing even the “smallest” offence that you thought insignificant and no big deal. If you found yourself as incorrigible and unrepentant as the Satan, you don’t even get close to the gates of heaven, let alone get kicked out.
A Backfired Conscience.
Whether you are a Christian or not, if you diligently study the Bible, you must not do it for the wrong reasons that would violate your heart and conscience. For example, if you study the Bible for the sake of training yourself to become good at only quoting scriptures at the snap of your fingers just to spite others at religious debates; or to expose where all the Bible’s “discrepancies” are to make yourself feel good and better in the eyes of the public, but which do not in any way contribute to bringing any lost souls to become the ‘amazing-race’ of God, what’s the point? You don’t become a better human or better Christian than other humans or Christians just because you’re good and better at quoting Bible scriptures to prove you’re a “learned” man of God or showing “contradictions” to prove that the Bible is not the Word of God. Christianity is not a religion that is about who is better, stronger, wiser or knowledgeable. It’s about sacrifice, love and compassion that comes from one’s repentance in the heart and conscience. Perhaps, this is the only 3-in-1 package that would earn you, if indeed you are a true Christian, a ticket to heaven! Are you earning this ticket?
But if your heart and conscience is leading you to study the Bible which in turn is leading you to become a true Christian who does the will of the Lord, then certainly you are walking on the correct path to become the ‘amazing-race’ of God. So don’t be so surprised and awestruck that humans can still go to heaven. How? Perhaps if you “sign up” for an amazing race to begin with, this could do well to put you on the right track. At this point, you’d find that it is a race that is rather different from that of the Olympic race that could win you all the earthly medals only.
In contrast, what we have here is a race of the heart and conscience to see how you fare in the sight of God. It is definitely harder than you thought to win this race of a lifetime that will lead you to such an amazing prize so unimaginably priceless that only God, not man, can award you at the end.
This race is not a test of speed, strength or skill that will decide the winner. This race is so unapologetic in its nature that it comes with an unremitting test of your ego. That is: how low can you go as in being humble and selfless in serving others and the sacrifices made to help or save others and not yourself as in the case of Jesus? Who would want to sacrifice and die for other people and only get rewarded hereafter? As such, there will be a lot of people who will definitely give up even before trying because they only want to see and get their rewards now on earth immediately, and not hereafter. Many others will give plenty of earthly excuses to join other man-made “races” instead that are religiously pleasing only in the sight of man, not God.
What’s even more interesting is that there will be some very impatient people who believe they have a quicker way to “win” the prize in the race. They are going for an even more amazing race than this – kill in the name of God those who committed “blasphemy” against God! Now, this is really something even faster than lightning strikes than to waste time signing up for the amazing-race of God to sacrifice oneself with love and compassion. But somehow, they would probably be so surprised when they found themselves on the wrong side of the finish line for missing out on the real amazing race to become the ‘amazing-race’ of God!
Do you have conscience?
Maybe if you being honest and God-fearing who is contemplating to join the amazing race may like to question the organizer who can qualify to run the race, right? So who can join such an amazing race? Everyone and anyone! But you asked: As humans, we have sinned and fall short of the glory of God as that was what the Bible told us, so are we all still qualified? Why not? For your information, this amazing race is exactly meant for amazingly sinful people like us. Even if you’re a handicap because of your sin or that of your grandfather, you are still qualified to take part in the most amazing race of all the time as the priceless prize ahead does not show discrimination to any one. Unless of course you willfully wield that discrimination upon yourself, then it is certainly out of the question to even give you the second chance. Until you know you have a heart and conscience to seek God and His righteousness first, you will refrain from joining the amazing-race of God or procrastinate till doomsday!
So who is the organizer? His name is Jesus. Everyone who’s interested in taking part in this most amazing race would have to come to him and register first. You only need to go through the 3R’s process. After that, you would be qualified to join the amazing race. The reason Jesus came into the picture is to deliver a promise first that if you believed and accepted him as your Savior as is equal to an instructor, then he is the only reason for you to run like there’s no tomorrow to the finish line and win that priceless prize to become the ‘amazing-race’ of God. Does this help bring back your heart and conscience if you have none to take along in this amazing race?
Let’s get back to the theological question. Why did Satan get kicked out of heaven? Every conscientious person, surprisingly even atheists or skeptics, will ask this question. If God is loving and forgiving which certainly qualify Him as very conscientious too, why then did He not pardon him [the Satan] and gave him the second chance just the same as it is given to us now? Moreover, the Satan was once His archangel, so was God being unfair to him? As much as I would like to share with you my findings, but suddenly I found myself saying the same thing as what Jesus had said: “If you do not believe earthly things, how could you believe if I tell you heavenly things?” [John 3:12]. So if I start shooting everything straightforward and you still missed it, what’s the point of telling you everything then? Wouldn’t it be better if it’s done God’s way to decide if you have a heart and conscience to begin with first? You will know if indeed you have a heart and conscience once you check yourself looking in the mirror and ask yourself some of these pressing and critical questions.
Do you have a clear conscience?
No one should find it surprising or shocking if asked such an intimidating yet inevitable question? The answer would be either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ depending on who and what kind of mentality and environment that shaped the person who is undergoing the process of living as a human being. Even more so as humans because we all know we are sinners and pretty much drowning in our own sins. Since that is the case, wouldn’t it be much easier and wiser to obey God than to rebel against Him? So why do you still want to get drown willingly and unnecessarily if you “thought” you have a clear conscience? Furthermore, the more we deny and unwilling to face the truth, the worse it will be for us in the end, because that’s when we found ourselves becoming as incorrigible and unrepentant as Lucifer that even God can’t help and save. So how can anyone who is religious but not religiously right with God be saved? Become a Christian and join the amazing race of God. It’s as simple as that!
No one likes to see oneself plunging to the point of no return. We are all given the freedom to choose, thus no one including God be blamed for the choice one made rightly or wrongly as one struggles to live as a human being on earth and having to face an amazing race whether to take part or not to. If anyone faces the challenge to answer such a painful question, everyone can unmistakably guarantee that no one would be spared the mental torture in being truthful about where one’s conscience lies. This is when you can truly ‘be yourself’ only if you are honest and true with yourself. This is how you know and understand what being true to yourself means and is all about because your worth as a human being is not measured by who you are in the eyes of others, but what you truly make of yourself in the sight of God by your heart and conscience and that is only if you have a clear conscience. Have you anyway?
Do you value your conscience?
This is the only time and place where every one of us would become indispensable when it comes to making our own conscience accountable for what we have done, and that is of course if you still have any conscience left at all. That is why if you are without a heart and conscience, you would be highly and likely become unrepentant and incorrigible, hence have no qualms in breaking laws, religious or not and yet always in denial mode. What’s worse is when you would be so foolish to think God is “dead” just because God is not around to execute poetic justice on earth. Do you still think you can by all means carry on wreaking havoc as and when you fancy? Little did you know? If God is dead in your heart, it’s only because you do not have a heart and conscience to see He is as alive as ever!
For your information, God is so much alive and living in the hearts of those who are God-fearing and are still capable of bringing evildoers to justice by the rules of law that govern all human’s conscience. And not forgetting God has imbued everyone with a heart and conscience that would act as the law to steer us back to the correct path by pricking on our guilty conscience to do the right thing. If you opposed because you thought no one knows and control what’s in your heart and conscience, you only make matters worse because in no time you will find your heart and conscience “bleeding” to death every day until eternity. Just how many ten years of life can you have to bleed from inside? Is that not good enough reason for you to come clean? Do you not value your conscience? Is it worth it to mess with your good heart and conscience? If you mess with it, it will surely mess you up nicely till kingdom come. That’s the name of the game.
People who become gifted with wisdom and knowledge on all aspects of the spiritual realm are known as the ones who studied the Bible and become Christians. The important thing is, they have learned how to establish a spiritual relationship with God through the one and only mediator who is Jesus Christ. So, there is absolute reason and possibility that they would eventually become the ‘amazing-race’ of God when the time comes for them to resurrect. They would be raised from the dead and be resurrected just like Jesus to triumph over sin, death and the devil and no longer will there be any curse as indicated in Revelation 22:3. When you start to cultivate the love of Jesus in your heart after becoming a Christian, that’s when your heart, not your eyes, will help you ‘see’ clearly and the conscience to do the right thing. That’s how Christians will receive such special gifts from God if they are faithful in putting God first in their hearts, minds and souls. This will certainly help all Christians run the most amazing-race of God effectively and meaningfully as what apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27.