Today my question was this. "If Satan is not Omniscience (meaning to know all) then how can we use the Christian common argument, when something bad happens to us, Satan knew a breakthrough was coming so he was out to stop it."
His answer started out as this: "That's a great question".
We will get into the discussion later.
Next, I had a visitor that is still struggling with the earthly death of her father. She came to share with me that she is reading a really good book, by a Pastor that looks and sounds good to her and that what he shares "makes sense to her".
Friends...let's stop right there. We have to absolutely stop making decisions based upon what makes the most sense to us. This is nothing more than an opinion that simply could be as much as a lie as the common belief that "we all go to heaven".
The churches are completely full of opinionated Christians who all feel that their perspective makes the most sense to them. I'm not being mean...just addressing the elephant in the middle of the room. Just step foot in a church and ask what "conflict" they are currently facing. In the last two weeks, I've heard 3 separate stories in three separate churches about a conflict in their church that has caused division and you can trace them all back to opinions of the Christians. It's never about scripture, always about opinions.
Honestly, there is nothing worse than conflict in the church. It hurts worse and impacts more people in an eternal way than conflict in the world.
How do we stop?
Keep it scriptural. Go ahead, read books by other humans, have discussions about questions we have, but when we are looking for truth...there's only one place to go. That's the Bible. But wait, you say, there seems to be conflicting sides in the Bible as well. Old Testament, New Testament, Love, Grace, Mercy, Discipline and Judgment. You'll find it all in there. You will also find in there that there is a need for it all and a time for it all.
You see, back to my discussion in reference to Satan not being omniscience. The Bible clearly states in Job that Satan is allowed to sift us, when granted permission by God, we also know that we can grant permission by how we conduct our lives and choices we make. God is Omniscience, therefore he knows exactly the outcome of what that sifting will result in. Since God is for us, and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. So we can simply trust that He has the answers, and we don't have to guess at them or give answers to simply pacify our hunger to know. The only way to gain knowledge and understanding is to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
Next time you have a question, be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God and search the scriptures asking God to provide you a clear understanding of His wisdom.