“Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find nowhere else but in a state of hallucinatory confusion. Religion’s eleventh commandment is, ‘Thou shalt not question,'” Sigmund Freud, The Future of Illusions.
Two Biblical verses destroys Freud’s entire thesis concerning illusions. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness, that the people of God may be thorough equipped for every good work.” (cp. 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
All of us are born alienated from God and a series of premises must be accepted, or one will forever be trapped in Freud’s pitiful world of illusions. Where he himself spent his life time. No doubt, He’s singing a different tune now! Being very much alive in Hades. At least He’s not lonely, as he has lots of company. No pun intended. Note Luke 16:19-31.
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and death spread to all people because all have sinned.” (cp. Romans 5:12).
If one takes the time to become familiar with the Genesis account of creation, every one, who does so will conclude that God never intended Adam to die. That’s why we have the aforementioned verse from Romans.
“For if by one man’s (Adam) offense death reigned through one, much more those who receive abundance of grace, and the gift of righteous will reign in life through the One Jesus Christ.” (cp Romans 5:17).
“For as by one man’s disobedience (Adam) many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience (Jesus Christ) many will be made righteous. (cp. Romans 5:19).
“So that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21).
No matter the toils of this life there is a future where toils will be non- existent. See Revelation 21:1-5, “Now I saw a new heaven and new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea,” v.1.
“Then I John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband,” v.2.
“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold the tabernacle of God is with humanity, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God,'” v.3.
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things will pass away!” v.4.
“Then He who sat on the throne, said, ‘Behold, I will make all things new,'” v.5.
Don’t miss it because it’ll be a celebration like no other. Note verse 2, this new heaven is pictured as a bride adorned for her husband.
The scriptures provide a great comfort as a inner source of peace and contentment. That completely escapes the Freud’s of this dying earth. Swallowing up its inhabitants in misery one way or another.
Escape it! If not one of us, join our Christ family. By following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. The note verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next. And together, we will enjoy our God’s festive celebration, as His honored guests.
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