Some people think the Bible is an illogical, unrealistic book that has no connection to real life. That might be true for some, but we have a very interesting question. Why does the world at large imitate what the Bible tells us about God?
In God’s future Kingdom there will be no murderers, liars, swindlers and other criminals.1 It is interesting that ordinary citizens usually protect themselves as far as possible form dangerous criminals. Which is why most countries have a police force and justice department. So it seems as if God is not so strange after all that He will exclude ‘criminals’ from His eternal heaven and earth.
In most countries criminals are put behind bars. Isn’t it cruel, vindictive and demeaning to those poor people? No, citizens are glad when murderers, drug lords and those that endanger society, receive just punishment. So why do people denounce God’s justice system? They accuse God of being ‘cruel’ because He intends to lock the rebels behind bars (in hell) in the coming age.
World peace, peace in a country, society, city, suburb and in a family, is what everybody longs for. It is exactly what God plans. However, what happens when God outlines His plans to accomplish it? Boy oh boy, they can’t stop shouting at Him for being stupid. The world is at war (with rivers of blood in some countries), yet it shouts down the Prince of Peace, while it longs for peace. Crazy, isn’t it?
Imagine a country where all people obey the laws and the leader. What a glorious country it will be: no protests and rebellions, but peace, contentment and each person who is happily going about his business. That is precisely what God plans. Despite that, some people still think that God is a cosmic tyrant because He insists that the Leader must be loved, and obeyed when He speaks.
Some claim that it is unfair of God to elect people for eternal life. Yet we do the same. Not all the candidates get entrance into university, the army, jobs, sports teams et cetera. Why do we sidetrack some, and apply selection criteria? The only difference with God is that He welcomes anybody who wants to join His ‘Company,’ but He forces nobody.
There is a worldwide movement to get rid of God. Maybe it will be a good idea for critics to begin at home. Endeavour to free all criminals, abolish the police force and run the country without laws and a judicial system. Anti-God activists should practice what they preach. Get rid of the constitution of the country and see what it is like.
The judiciary longs to reform criminals. God has a proven plan to transform ‘criminals,’ (which we all are or were). It is called The Jesus Transformation Act. It guarantees results. Maybe it is time for those who denounce the Bible, to learn more about it.
1. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Galatians 5:19-21; Revelation 21:8