There are people of this world that do not know God, nor do they wish to understand them. There are two “camps” of people: the scientific who use logic to explain why things occur, and people who believe in a “power” greater than themselves, but not God. They use terms like karma, or the universe to explain some mystical force in operation. Yet if they indeed believe in a mystical force- or in something greater than ourselves, why is believing in God such a challenging leap?
The common answer to this question is that they don’t understand the Bible, or they don’t think that it is relevant for today’s living. They dismiss it as just a story or a time in history. Their eyes of understanding are closed. They tout they have explanations. So if they are so logical, why do they not understand?
“In Matthew 13:11-14, Jesus himself said: “To you [the disciples] it has been granted to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to them [the people] it has not been granted. Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.”
We know that Jesus often spoke in parables which many people did not understand. To them, it was just a story. However, to the disciples, these stories had meaning. They often asked Jesus to explain them, and Jesus mentored them because they were to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth.
The message was just as relevant then as it is today. Ken Alexander delves deep in his article in our upcoming issue to explain why God’s message is timeless, and how to apply it to our daily lives. He will challenge the minds of those who love logic with a truth that cannot be denied and will stretch what many of you believe.
The Bible: Dated, Irrelevant, Not Applicable, Not Factual? Let’s see if you still concur after reading this well-written article.