Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I was reading this morning and came across these verses. I think I should share because it cleared up a lot for me. Over and over in the media, we are trying to be pursuaded that "people who don't believe in Christ are alright." That they "just don't believe in the God, but they're morally good." Also that "Christians are too close-minded" and "atheists can be trusted".
Well, here is what the Bible has to say about it:
"Do not heterozugeō (have fellowship with) the apistos (unfaithful, faithless, not to be trusted). For what partnership has dikaiosunē (integrity, virtue, purity of life, correctness of thinking, feeling, and acting) with anomia (the condition of without law; because ignorant of it; because of violating it)? Or what fellowship has phōs (truth and its knowledge, reason) with skotos (of ignorance respecting divine things and human duties, and the accompanying ungodliness and immorality, together with their consequent misery in hell)? What accord has Christ (the Messiah) with Belial (worthless or wicked; the name of Satan)? Or what portion does a pistos (trustworthy, faithful) share with an apistos? What agreement has the temple of God with eidōlon (an image; a false god)? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, andaphorizō (mark off from others by boundaries, to limit, to separate; in a good sense: to appoint, set apart for some purpose) from them, says the Lord, and touch no akathartos (in a moral sense: unclean in thought and life) thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty."
Why should believers not trust unbelievers? Because unbelievers are untrustworthy. It's as simple as that.