The Truth About People
Proverbs 20:24, “Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?”
Oh my friend, you and I need the Word of God (or more precisely, the “words” of God). I am speaking of the precious King James Bible. This is our instruction manual to make it through life. If you haven't do so yet, please don't take another breath without deciding to embrace the inspired words of God, as a desperately needed instruction manual on life from this moment forward. YOU WON'T REGRET IT!
Someone has wisely said that the word B.I.B.L.E. is an acronym for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. I like That! Perhaps you think it strange to have found an article which speaks the truth about people, but very few people truly understand THE TRUTH about people. Are we the descendants of aliens from another galaxy? No, but you certainly have to wonder what goes through some people's minds in view of the strange things humans sometimes say and do. We are not sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners! We inherited that sinful nature from our ancestor Adam (Romans 5:12 - All references only to KING JAMES BIBLE). When Adam sinned, he opened the floodgate of sin and death upon the world.
You see, Satan had promised Eve in Genesis 3:1-5 a better deal than the Garden of Eden. Oh, the serpent made it all look so good. It seemed like the best stock market opportunity. It seemed like the slickest automobile sale ever. It seemed like a deal that was too good to be true (and it was). You'd think after 6,000 years of time that mankind would figure out by now that sin always fascinates before it assassinates; sin always thrills before it kills! Satan always pays with counterfeit money! Sin will always cost you more than you expected to pay, keep you longer than you planned to stay, and take you farther than you intended to go! Oh, how the Devil is the father of all murderers and liars (John 8:44).
The Devil lied to Eve, by telling her that God lied to her. Isn't that something! The Devil is falsely accusing God of doing exactly what that dirty rascal is now doing to Eve... LYING THROUGH HIS HORNS! Boy I tell you! God told Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:16-17 that they could eat the fruit from all the trees, except only one—the tree of knowledge! But now notice Genesis 3:1 and don't miss the important word there... “SUBTIL.” The serpent (which Revelation 20:2 reveals is the Dragon, Satan) asks Eve a manipulative question. The serpent cleverly changes what God said and now presents it to Eve as a question.
the serpent comes to Eve in Genesis 3:1 and tells her thatGe:3:1: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Satan was the first confidence man (aka, con man) “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.” —Thomas Jefferson. Micah 7:19b, “thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
The most basic fundamental truth that we should all know about our human nature is that we are all sinners. We are sinners by nature and by choice. Jeremiah 17:9-10, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”
The above skull pictured was dug up in one of the recent mass graves uncovered in Iraq. Unfortunately, humanity is prone to war and killing. Eve Merriam said, “I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask 'Mom, what was war?'” An excellent book has been written on the subject of humanity—it's called the Bible. The Author has been on the best-selling list for ages, His name is God.
Much of the confusion in society is due to an unwillingness to accept THE TRUTH about people; namely, that we are dirty, rotten, guilty, sinners, prone to evil and destruction. I realize this may come as an offense to many people, but it is the honest-to-God truth! I don't want to be labeled as a religious person for using the Bible here, because I don't like religion—at all! Read my section on “Religion” to find out why. I do however have a strong faith in God and His Word. I did not construct this website to impress anyone, but to proclaim the truth. Truth will offend many people, it always has. As the old saying goes, “If the shoe fits, wear it!”
My purpose of this article is not to condemn people, but rather to show that people are inherently evil. This is the root cause of man's problems. Modern psychiatry refuses to address the issue of sin. They are as the blind leading the blind, because they attempt to analyze and heal the human psyche without the inspired Word of God.
The truth is that we are all sinners, all possessing a sin-nature from birth (Romans 3:10-23). Mankind is not going to get better, only worse. There will always be war, nuclear weapons and crime. Why? It's because of the International Banksters who control everything, start wars and finance BOTH sides of the war.
Don't judge others because they sin differently than you do!
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." (Galatians 5:19-21)
These are the attributes common to humanity.
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"--Romans 3:10
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"--Romans 3:23
"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."--Isaiah 53:6
Did you read that? All we "LIKE SHEEP" have gone astray. People are just like sheep. Sheep are very vulnerable animals, easy prey for a cunning wolf. Every day on the news, we hear or read about people who have fallen victim one way or another because of this very fact. One simply has to look at the financial mess (debt) our government is in to realize that the American public has been deceived, lied to and defrauded by those whom we have voted into power. Yet, why do we continue to vote for only two political parties? Because people are like sheep and are EASILY swayed by the evil rich and powerful crooks who control government and media. I refuse to vote democrat or republican anymore because of too much corruption going on in both parties. But that's just one example, there are thousands more. People are like sheep, unaware of what is going on in this world.
The average psychologist/psychiatrist has little or no regard for the Bible; therefore, the basis of their counseling is flawed. They base their reasoning on humanism, evolution and secular opinion. The Word of God gives us the TRUTH concerning humanity; therefore, the Bible is absolutely essential in helping people learn to help themselves by facing THE TRUTH of reality. The first step to mental healing is to face the truth, to see who you really are in the mirror of God's Word. Only then can you begin to change (because now you see what needs to change). You must come to realize that we are living in a "fallen world." This simply means that because of the sin which Adam allowed into the world (Romans 5:12), we have a sin-nature passed on to us by birth.
Though it may seem unfair, it is THE TRUTH. Understanding this truth will revolutionize your way of thinking. I'm not saying that we should hate people, but we must realize that even the best of people are still sinners! We must guard against placing ourselves in bad situations (because people are people). If the bankers and politicians of 1913 had believed this, they never would have created the ungodly federal reserve system which has done so much to destroy this nation (which, by the way, caused the Great Depression of the 1930's).
Realizing that people are sinful by nature would cause us to place Bible-reading and prayer back into the public-school system. Is it any wonder why so many children are growing up to be heathen citizens? I mean...is a little decent Bible and prayer time going to hurt the kids in school? No, it would be great for them! The kids are being brain-washed with evolution, why is the story of creation banned? Is not evolution the religious belief of atheists? By the way, atheism IS a religion (it is a belief is it not?). So who's fooling who? Everyone has beliefs, and those beliefs affect their frame-of-mind to make decisions.
So when you think of it, there is no such thing as separation of religion and state. People think the terms "church" and "religion" are synonymous, they aren't. There are MANY religions today that have no church, no building, no organized meeting place (the New Age religion is a good example). Ironically, atheists meet in their various non-profit organizations but are not considered a church because they claim not to be religious. Here's THE TRUTH friend, atheists are VERY RELIGIOUS (that is--they have very strong beliefs). This great misnomer has given the atheists and other heathen organizations an unfair advantage over churches.
When I am mistreated by people, I often think of the following Scriptures:
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."--2nd Timothy 3:1-7
That about says it all, this is THE TRUTH about people! Need I say more?
"For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple."--Romans 16:18
"Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)"--Philippians 3:19
Do you know someone "whose God is their belly?" That is to say, they are living for the pleasures of this life with little or no regard for God nor neighbor. You probably know many such people, I certainly do. We are living in perilous days as the Bible spoke of, where people have become "lovers of their own selves." People by nature are selfish, self-centered, self-conscious and self-righteous! The sooner you realize and accept this, the sooner you'll develop a TRUTHFUL perspective of the world today. Let me give you the Bible's perspective on the word:
"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness."--1st John 5:19
The "whole world lieth in wickedness" because of the wickedness of mankind. There will always be war and suffering because of man's heart-disease (his unwillingness to repent and turn to God for salvation and regeneration). The day of judgment is coming!
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities."--Jude 1:7-8
"But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core."--Jude 1:10-11
"To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts."--Jude 1:15-18
This THE TRUTH about people! (murmurers and complainers, prone to disobedience and lust).
"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others."--Ephesians 2:2-3
"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
I sincerely hope this article has opened your eyes (if they weren't already opened). God loves people by the way, ALL of them! The greatest verse in all the Bible to me is John 3:16...
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
God loves you friend, more than you could possibly ever imagine. In this crazy and confusing world, it is often difficult to feel God's love, but the Bible proclaims God's love for humanity. Don't make the mistake of trying to recreating God in your own image, you can't... you were created in God's image. God does things His way and in His time, that is plainly THE TRUTH! Let me leave you with one final Scripture:
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
If you don't know Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, I sincerely plead with you as a caring friend to be saved. Let me share with you the plan of salvation as laid out in the Word of God.
Mark 7:37, “And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.”