Hey John thanks for the response.
Jake Brown

Hi Jake,

You wrote quite a bit, and most of it is fairly hostile towards the Living God.

The Bible has a great deal to say about wisdom and foolishness. It commends wisdom to everyone, and it describes the fool as having two specific traits. Trait #1 is that “the fool says in his heart that there is no God.” Trait #2 is that “fools despise wisdom and instruction.” The Bible is God’s written word given to humanity to among other things teach us wisdom and instruct us in the way of righteousness. It also teaches that a fool should be answered as his folly deserves, which I will now do so.

If anyone wishes to come to God and have any sort of dealings or relationship with Him, He must have faith. As is written in the book of Hebrews, the very first step of faith is this: And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). If you do not have enough faith even to make this first step, then there is nothing more to discuss with you. You are simply lost, cut off from God and without hope for salvation.

By declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ to be absolute insanity, you are simply confirming your state as dead in your sins and bound for hell. As it is written: 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

Were that it were possible, I would like to see you repent of your sins and come to a knowledge of Jesus Christ that brings eternal life. As much as I would wish otherwise, you do not seem interested and this seems an unlikely outcome. So instead I wish you the best possible in this life since what you have to look forward to after you die is the lake of fire.

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