greeney2 wrote:Not at all, we got spun off the subject by Lucifer, and it went downhill from there. Actually the Holocaust writing is a subject in itself, and an example of exactly how much suffering is expected as a test of Faith? Its real easy to march off to church every Sunday, never be tested, and live a normal peaceful life, and have a strong idea of what everyone else dare not to do regarding God. It is a completely different perspective, of someone subjected to the worst genocide in human history.
Actually, saving faith is much harder to achieve in today's culture, because we have things so easy, we hardly feel desperate enough to search for and cry out to God for help. This is precisely why Jesus said it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to reach heaven. A "rich" person (and we are all rich in America by the standards of many others) has very little reason to sincerely ask for God's intervention in their lives.
I think it also harkens back to why Jesus said to some of the folks back then who asked what they should do to follow him, give up your belongings first.
And I will admit, with a certain level of embarrassment and sorrow, that I too, occasionally forget about God during times of peace and prosperity.