Myopia (near- sightedness) is increasing at staggering rates. As many as 80-90% of people in parts of East Asia are believed to be afflicted. In the United States nearly 42% are near-sighted, while Canada is at about 30%. When vision is out of focus, it affects the whole person and steps must be taken to remedy the condition. Our perception of things pertaining to God and our relationship to Him often become blurry as well. Some examples of such misunderstanding are- “as long as I am sincere, I’m sure I’ll be okay.” Or “There is more than one way to get to heaven.” Man’s ideas about God are many and varied, but only God’s Word provides the final truth. The Apostle Paul warns us that “…the natural man (referring to unbelievers) does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” But by coming to Christ by faith, we are cured of our spiritual myopia and understand what God is saying to us. It no longer sounds like foolishness.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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