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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

One is acceptable to god when uninformed, but when informed run the risk of incurring god's wrath?

if you later have doubts.

The question then is, Are religious do-gooders doing you a favour by informing you?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    At risk of incurring your wrath I'm going to suggest you have the whole thing back to front! "God does not show favouritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right" - Acts 10:34-35. That requires no information other than that of a sensitive, God-given conscience and a desire to please God.

    God's wrath is reserved for the wicked who spurn His offer to turn them from their wicked ways (Romans 4:5). Yet even the wicked first get plentiful opportunities to turn towards God. That is why Jesus said, "Love your enemies, do good to them and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great and you will be sons of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." (Luke 6:35-36)

    God informs us, in order to do us good. Is your question inferring that God is a religious do-gooder? Or is it aimed more subtly at those who cannot tolerate others having doubts about what they maintain is truth? Never mind the latter. Just concentrate on God who, by his grace, wants to eternally favour you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In man's limited understanding they have created religion in order to better understand all that is. However over the years things have been taken all too literally.

    Honestly most of these religious do gooders are doing you harm if they are pointing to their misguided religions. However those who are truly on the path to enlightenment can never do you harm by informing you of the truth.

    The truth that you are not this body, you are not the thoughts you think, or the emotions you feel. There is a world beyond that of your physical senses, and it is in the discovery of that world that lies your salvation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    As a responsible adult and a creation of God, we are under obligation (as a child is under obligation) to determine what our purpose is, what our sense of obligation is, what our obligation to others is, and what the outcome is if we choose to ignore those obligations.

    Just as a child is taught by parents, school teachers, peers, etc., we may receive instruction and insight beyond the pages of the Bible. Sometimes this may be in the form of our own experiences in life.

    But we should never ignore instruction because it brings obligations and responsibilities.

    If, in the secular world, a young person does not use his instruction for a useful purpose, that is supporting himself, etc., what is our attitude toward such an individual? Do we have praise for them? Do we entrust them to make decisions for us?

    And if that person should incur the wrath of the law for negligence of responsibility or duty, do we feel that has been unjust?

    "Ignorance of the law is no excuse".

    The same goes for our knowledge of our relationship to our Creator.

    Source(s): One of Jehovah's Witnesses who feels a strong obligation toward the Creator, Jehovah, and a strong love of mankind.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Not really, God expects us to be informed. The wrath you speak of is not from God. It comes from the heads of organization religion. Become informed on the shenanigans of the governing body of Jehovah's Witnesses? Incur their wrath.

    Become informed on the inworkings of the LDS Church? Incur their wrath......

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  • 1 decade ago

    because God is not a religion and never has been. God is faith in Christ in your heart. not in a building or denomination but the heart.

    those who are using God's name for their gain will and soon feel God's wrath. how do i know this?

    who wanted to kill Jesus so badly that they stirred up the people to hate Him enough to crucify Him? the Religious leaders!!! they were using God for their own foolish gain. has anything changed in 2000 years?

    Peace!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Did you not know?

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Missionary gumbo.

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