We tend see whatever we want to see whenever there is nothing else to see.
I had a, revelation recently. It came to me while I was trying to understand various people’s motivation for reinterpreting The Book of Revelation. As I talked to different pastors, teachers and philosophers over the past three months, it became more and more apparent to me that what we think we understand from the book is not what is actually in the book as much as what is in their hearts. There is a difference between seeking the truth and trying to invent it.
“We are mechanical creatures of little importance in the cosmic scheme of things.”
The Michael Travesser cult in the New Mexico desert reminded me about the Biblical prophecy that we are in end times, that many will come claiming to be the Christ and that many will be deceived. So I got to the point of thinking: Why would God in all his wisdom, allow his own people to be deceived? I found this thought to be most troubling. In fact, I am now more certain than ever before that the general well being of mankind was never in God’s interest at all.