Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
There are many scriptures to describe the mindset of many people in this age and this is certainly one of them. Just as it was in the old testament days people are trying to create God in their image. By this I mean that instead of them conforming to God's image and will they try to twist the scriptures and what they believe and try to make God conform to their image and will.
As we watch people all over the world rioting and committing atrocities in the name of their religion because they feel someone has insulted them there are many who feel we should try to be sensitive to their feelings. Wrong is wrong. It doesn't matter how strongly you believe something, if you are wrong you are still wrong. Elijah challenged the false prophets and they were definitely sincere. They were so sincere that many of them sacrificed themselves on the altar to get their false idols attention. Does this sound familiar. Sincerity does not make something right.
We must study the Word of God, the Bible and instead of trying to get it to conform and agree with us, we should be conforming and agreeing with it.
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