“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of kings to search it out.” (Proverbs 25:2; BSB)
Is it possible there is a grander celestial purpose to our lives than the limited scope of feel-good Christian theology being taught by modern preachers? Is it possible there are certain things we may not have taken into consideration? Is it possible there are some things we may have missed? Are the various Christian religions being broadcast on radio and television the direct and uncompromised testimony of Christ? Why are there so many divisions in our Christian churches? Which denomination should I attend as a new believer? Do all the denominations preach the same message? How do we witness a true Christian faith to the atheist, agnostic, and other worldly religious?
Why are we here? How did we get here? What is the meaning of life?
So many questions at so great a cost for the wrong answers.
The Modern World
Think about our lives in the modern world. What has modern life succumb to in all its luxuries? We possess such great comforts in the first world nations yet still seem to find the time to bicker and argue about our lack of freedoms, possessions, and the often-harsh social injustices being forced upon us. Have we become complacent while capitulating to the modern woe-is-me mentality?
The Christian procurators of the modern world no longer need to toil and till the ground or hunt their own food to be nourished. Large meals for the whole family are only a phone call away.
In the winter, our toes can get chilly sitting comfortably on the couch. No problem. The stove or furnace in our homes can reset the temperature to whatever level we desire.
Has it become too hot or too humid on a sunny summer’s day in the area where you live? Blast the air conditioner or swamp cooler for a few minutes. Problem solved.
Have you ever broken a bone playing sports, acting foolish, or injured by accident? Fret not. A mobile medical unit can pick you up and drive you to the nearest hospital where your bones can easily be reset by a professional physician. In times past, a broken bone was practically a death sentence. Infection, fever, and death were often inevitable with certain types of injuries.
Woe, woe, woe are our first-world problems in an age of mounting technological advancements.
For many of us, the modern meaning of life is to work toward retirement. For others, our daily lives revolve around allowing the government to handle our finances through social welfare and subsidy programs. But, whether we work thirty to sixty hours a week or receive everything for free, more often than not the result is the same. We sit at home and gaze endlessly at a screen force-feeding propaganda into our sub-conscious minds through stories of entertainment and corporate news juggernauts. All the while, stuffing our faces with a seemingly endless supply of processed food often lacking in organic nutrition, which then inevitably leads to an endless array of self-inflicted illnesses.
And now, since the advent of television, the majority of earth’s population have come to believe our lives should be totally encompassed by these so-called news stories; social media, entertainment, the latest gadget, technology, pop-culture personality, or pleasure. All of which is pushing borderline idolatry while instructing us to seek a pride for this life the bible warns us to avoid.
Why are so many souls willing to put up with this? Why do we plant our faces in these devices day after day often believing the propaganda, mimicking the forced societal behaviors, and entertaining these spiritual deceptions? And why do we continually folk over our hard-earned money to Hollywood?
Have you ever noticed how these blockbuster movies implant subliminal messaging directly into the heart of the characters?
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