It's been said that the Romans were threatened by Jews anticipating a warrior messiah to overthrow Rome, so Rome invented a pascifist Messiah who turns the other cheek to Roman authority. Very convincing argument.
For a simple person.
It could equally be true that Rome had no problem with Christ's teachings for obeying their authority so they let his gospels survive, never believing the parts of the gospels that said he'd overthrow them after his slaughter as a lamb, them never believing he was the divine messiah in the first place.
Scripture declares God is very sneaky, so sneaky he is to be FEARED. And this fear is labelled as wisdom: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (bible)
Behold how God sneakily and very artfully avoids proving his creatorhood to Adam or Eve. He created the animals away from him, bringing them 'to' Adam as it says, even putting Adam to sleep when he made his wife! God demanded faith from the very beginning, and was very smooth and clever at doing so.
There is a book on this planet that claims to be the inerrant word of God, and doubtless God could author many clever works against the literal interpretation of that book or the 'inerrancy' of that book for those preferring a lie, as scripture says he does: "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (bible)
If most people do not take that book seriously and reject its doctrines with claims of 'translation error', then most people should ask themselves why they deserve the pleasures they enjoy in life. If they are constantly enjoying life and mocking God's book, especially when it says life nowadays is a gift of the devil (luke 4), then doubtless God will render judgment, and all the lies they've read to eliminate this fact from their conscience will be seen as the powers of God deceiving sinners. They will one day know fear.
Bring it on bad boy! No fear of your tiny little petty neurotic entity here!
Tell me something I don't know.
"There is no fear of God before their eyes." (Rom 3:18)
Well you better watch your back then!
If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, "You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord." When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through. (Zechariah 13:3 NAB)
What a lot of dog's droppings!
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