Flat Earth and Christ’s Parables
We know that Christ spoke in parables when speaking to the multitude but being in parables, the meaning was hidden. The Apostles had to ask what the meaning was and Christ explained it to them. So, why did He speak in such a way to the multitude?
Christ says in Matthew 7:7-8
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
In other words, most people are satisfied with just the surface message and that is all. The Apostles were not – they had to learn more. This is the “seeking, asking and knocking of Matthew 7. And with this, Christ gave them the meaning.
Are a person who wants to learn more or are you satisfied with the spoon-fed slop that is fed to you?
I see this as a test for the people – to see if they are interested in learning more. As we can see from Scripture, the multitude – which is most people – were not interested. Do you see this today in trying to tell people the truth of, for example, about flat earth? Do you experience this when trying to tell others about other Bible messages? How about how to stay healthy; of what really happened in NYC on 9-11, etc.?
I’m sure you had times when you talked to people, taking it very slowly to introduce the flat earth to them and what the Bible says. You’ve seen where your friend doesn’t ask any more questions – they show no interest. So, you stop. I know I have introduced the flat earth to people by this method, or just touching lightly on the subject and there is no interest shown in return.
The answer is not that you were not a good enough speaker but that your friend just did not “ask, seek and knock”; they were interested in just what they know, of how the world is already figured out for them.
Christ could just as easily have told them the truth but, by this method, it would show who is just interested and who is not. Human nature has not changed since the beginning of time, and this just goes to show it.
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When anyone asks more questions, it shows that they are interested, that they want to learn more. Unfortunately, too many people are not interested. They like their world just as it is, they don’t want to be the “odd one” in their social circle. This goes not only for Bible truths but for anything that they have been lied to about.
God does not open the people’s eyes and ears until they seek His truth. When you seek more, you receive more. I could compare this to looking for gold. Some people are just happy to get a few gold flakes in the river bed. While those who do more work, more digging, find gold nuggets and even veins of gold.
If we reject God’s truths, we can expect to be shut off from all truth. Have we not found this out with our family and friends? They reject the truth that we tell them, they don’t do any research on their own, they don’t ask us more questions, so what happens to them? They believe everything that the lying media, schools and people in authority tell them! In fact, they don’t have to do any thinking at all – it’s all done for them. And, unfortunately, that is how the multitude likes it – they are sheeple.
What will Yahweh, God do to those who will not receive the truth? Read 2 Thessalonian 2:10-12
10 And in all deceivableness of unrighteousness, among them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And therefore God shall send them [v]strong delusion, that they should believe lies,
12 That all they might be damned which believed not the truth, but [w]had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Now, I’m not saying that if you don’t believe in the flat stationary earth that you will be domed. I’m not saying that, but what will probably happen is that you will continue to believe in lies. However, talking about the flat earth and those who reject it, notice how they look starry eyed at the CGI images that NASA makes and special effect videos. This is the strong delusion, the lie that they believe in. They also believe in all the political correctness foolishness that is being forced down our collective throats as well.
If people prefer lies, they’ll receive more lies – and believe them! This is what we see today and we can see why by reading 2 Thessalonian chapter 2.
I hope that you can understand why things are the way they are and why some people just don’t want to listen.