They think the same with me .Before I knew God I was an atheist, didnt believe in a god, had no use for one.
But I came to know God before I ever read a bible. I was 27 years old when my wife taught me how to read. We had been married for 4 years, that was in 1974.
Before that all I knew of the Christian God was storied I heard at Christmas and easter and from others trying to save me.
One day, and this was in the early 70s, I said OK if there really is a god as these say then you are going to have to revel yourself to me and that was end of the trial ... until almost 4 years later when God came to me and opens up who He is and all of His heaven to me by His Spirit. Manifestsed Himself in who He really is.
To my surprise when I was able to read the book for myself I read the exact same thing happened in Jesus in Matt 3;16. Same thing happened in Adam where he ate of Gods knowledge and became like Him to know this difference as well. Gen 3:22. Then I read of Abraham how God did the same in him, Moses, very same thing happened in him. Mary received His same Spirit and gave birth to His Christ that is within all who is anointed of God by His Spirit be your own spirit, mind. Then I read where 120 in an upper room received the same Spirit of God all of these did.
That didnt come from a book. But I can write about the event in a book.
Can we examine the law of the book?
The law states, be ye therefore perfect even as your Father unshaven is perfect. How does the end to that law happen?
Walk as He walks in His same light, How does the end to that law happen?
Let this same mind be in you who was in Christ Jesus, How does the end to that law happen?
Be one in the Father with He in you and you in Him as one as Jesus was in the father and He was in Jesus as one, How does the end to that law happen?
When you see Him as He is ye shall be like Him, 1 John 3. How does the end to that law happen?
Those who are born of God it is impossible to be in sin, 1 John 3:9, How does the end to that law happen?
Jesus said that in that day ye shall ask me noting but go top the Father for yourself and He will give it you, How does the end to that law happen?
Most do not believe me when I say I could not read or write. I could sign my name and that was about it, I could make out a few words when trying to read but for the most part couldn't make heads or tails of it. In the 90s a preacher gave me an old 286 computer. By practicing I learned to kinda spell, still dont know grammar or spelling and even to this day spellcheck cant recognize many words I try and type. SO I have to ask the wife how to spell a word.
Bottom line is. if one will open his mind to learn something foreign to understanding, there is nothing that can restrict the information except self.
The way I see it is not much different today as was in Jesus day. Laws are established for beliefs, beliefs are not real only speculation, and the only reality of the God of Jesus that he obeyed, and prayed to, and called father, is if He comes to you the very same way He came to all of these just mentioned.
There is no other truth to be had no matter the law, no matter what is written, no matter what one believes of a god. God Himself is the only One who can open up who He is and His heaven into man. Jesus was no exception least one doesnt believe Matt 3:16. And if they dont believe it, they have not received the same witness of the Father that Jesus had of the Father.
Many here in CARM call me blasphemer, antichrist, liar, not of God at all. In that I just smile in comfort knowing Jesus was treated the same for the very same reason and God got His same message in me that He put in Jesus. Most are of the law and not of Spirit.
Big fancy words , Bible college, educated of man not GOD .
Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
HIM and you .
Ezekiel 14:7 (KJV)
For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself: