Life Without God Bible Verses

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Deuteronomy 30:19  I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your descendants,

Deuteronomy 4:26  I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will soon utterly perish from off the land which you go over the Jordan to possess it. You will not prolong your days on it, but will utterly be destroyed.

Deuteronomy 7:4  For that would turn away your sons from following me, that they may serve other gods. So Yahweh’s anger would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.

Deuteronomy 8:19  It shall be, if you shall forget Yahweh your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you shall surely perish.

II Chronicles 7:14  if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

 

 

There have been discussions on how the Bible is translated.  The verse below helps amplify the point.  It is not always as easy to understand in all verses, but this verse, the way it is written, will help explain the point.

Deuteronomy 8:19  It shall be, if you shall forget Yahweh your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you shall surely perish.

 

God set his creation in motion.  We can pray and ask for God’s help.  But there are things that happen simply because God set up laws to make them happen.  We can’t break certain laws and then pray to God that there will be no consequences.  We need to obey the Bible and the Holy Spirit when we are born again.

Water freezes at 32 degrees Farenheit.  Leaves fall off trees in the fall.  God does not personally look at each leaf and tell it to fall, at least I don’t believe He does.  I don’t have a scripture for that, but we know the seasons change, leaves die, and they fall.  I don’t know that God has to instruct each leaf what to do.  He set laws in motion in his creation.

If you run into traffic on a busy street without looking, you could get hit.  Did God tell a car to hit you?  No.  You didn’t do your part, and there was a consequence.  The Bible says to not test God and one way we test God is by not following safety rules when we know we should follow them.

Matthew 4:5  Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw ourself down, for it is written,

‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and,
‘On their hands they will bear you up,
    so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God.’”

At lot of the Bible sounds like God personally is doling out punishment with each transgression, but translators have said it is more like a passive thing.  In other words.  God set up the law that water freezes at 32 degrees.  If the temperature cools, the water freezes.  God does not have to individually go around to each ice cube to tell it to freeze.

And so all the scriptures about punishment are simply repercussions for breaking the law.

Can God forgive?

Yes.

But don’t presume on that.  Forgiveness does not equate to there being no consequences.

If you burn your house down, God can forgive, but you are still without a house.

So I hope that is understandable.

 

 


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