Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 14:15 The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps. 16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.
"I Am A French Male Model"
You may have seen the commercial a few years back about the lady who dates a French male model she met over the internet? She believes that everything he says about himself is true; because they can’t put it on the internet if it’s not true. And where does she say she heard that everything on the internet is true? The internet of course. “Bonjour!"
Though this is meant to be funny and sarcastic, yet with a striking hint; the questions still begs: Are humans really this naive?
The peoples of India worship thousands of gods. I understand there is a temple dedicated to rats which are honored as being reincarnated. They run free around and over humans and are pampered as their loved ancestors.
It’s no wonder how easily people are sucked up into the newest religious vacuum.
What? Do I sound like I'm not being tolerant? Yes I am tolerant… No one can be forced and dragged to see Jesus as glorious. Even God's tolerance is clear from the patience he shows us.
Romans 2:4-5 says this: 4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
And 2nd Peter 3:9 says: The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
The problem is that people are not tolerant with the goodness and awesomeness of God. People want to do their own thing.
The following examples of depravity are taken from:
"10 Extremely Weird Religions"
(September 10, 2009)
by Jamie Frater
1. Scientology is said to believe that Xemu was an alien ruler of the Galactic Confederacy who 75 million years ago brought billions of people to Earth in a spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes where they detonated hydrogen bombs. The Thetans or spirits clustered and stuck to the bodies of the living and continue to this day. Advanced Scientologists seek to isolate Thetans from the body and thereby neutralizing their ill effects.
2. Universe People believe extraterrestrial civilizations are orbiting the earth helping the good and are ready to transport their followers to another dimension.
3. The Church of Euthanasia. According to the church’s website, the one commandment is “Thou shalt not procreate”. They further assert four principal pillars: suicide, abortion, cannibalism (of the already dead), and sodomy (“any sexual act not intended for procreation”). Slogans employed by the group include “Save the Planet, Kill Yourself”.
I only listed three of the ten talked about in the article because frankly I was tired of thinking about the specifics of the debase beliefs man conceives.
You may think these people are loony but the thing is… though the extremely of their folly is very clear, ours may be hiding in the shadows. Which is more dangerous? So many people in the world don’t believe in these far out ideas but instead they believe they find God by doing more good than evil or by believing in Jesus plus good works…
Our text says: "The simple believes everything".
The shadowy lies of satan are vast. Don’t loose your soul to them.
John 14:6 says: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.