Daniel P. Barron

Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed.

August 16, 2019

This should have been a comment to "Darwin Fish, A True Prophet of God" by Bruce Gerencser, but he didn't approve it. The linked article is particularly interesting because one of the approved commentators is there defending Darwin, and I've since reached out to him. The guy has a blog and he published some Romanian translations of A True Church articles.

Why is God unable to keep his message/truth/words/doctrines/teachings from being grossly misunderstood?

He causes most people to not believe, for the purpose that He may destroy them forever in the lake of fire and make His wrath known. (Romans 9:22i)

Christ explains the reason He speaks in parables,ii and the reason is so that people will not understand, and so that they will not believe. (Matthew 13:15iii)

People like Darwin Fish see themselves as a modern-day Elijah. They are THE remnant that God has left on earth to give testimony to the truth. Think about the Bible and its stories for a moment. Aren’t most of the big name characters in the Bible, men like Noah, Abraham, Elisha, Enoch, Joshua John the Baptist, Paul, and Jesus, loners who stood against Satan, false religion, and secular power?

Why is this so strange? It's consistent with Scripture to believe such a thing. What's not consistent is your belief that (if the Bible is true) there should be many Christians all agreeing to disagree with each other for the sake of getting along. And I guess that's why you became an atheist.iv You want a grand unifying-the-whole-world religion, and you realized the Bible prescribes no such thing.

  1. Romans 9:
    22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,


  2. Darwin: And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given." (Matthew 13:10-11)

    To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that ‘Seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand; Lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them. (Mark 4:11-12)

  3. Matthew 13:
    15 For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
    Their ears are hard of hearing,
    And their eyes they have closed,
    Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
    Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
    So that I should heal them.’


  4. Darwin: Actually, I would leave the speculative, "I guess that's why . . . " out.
    Daniel: Leave it out as in put a line through it? I already tried to submit this comment and the author presumably read it.
    Darwin: A line probably would work, showing a retraction of the comment.

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