Ok.. even with the correct translation, idiomatically speaking, the metaphoric reference can still get lost on some people. Like “technically” I could quote that Bible verse to people, but I think the meaning would be lost on most.




And my theory here is that, maybe the forces of evil shaped the world so that idiomatically it’s interpreted the wrong way. Perhaps the evil spirits manipulated Bible translators so that they would put contradictions and misinformation in their human-made versions of scripture. As we know, the original scripture is perfect, but Bible translations are just what humans interpret of it, and we humans are imperfect.




It's like a big game of telephone. https://tentmaker.org/forum/arguments-against-universal-salvation/augustine-a-game-of-telephone/msg221314/#msg221314




My friend makes a point there where even some “original manuscripts” can have differences between each other like Textus Receptus vs the Septuagint.




From Satan’s perspective, it makes sense militarily speaking why studying the Bible can be so complex. The translations have mistaken, the originals can be different, it’s been thousands of years since it’s written so language itself has changed, metaphors have lost their meaning, human false traditions have been added in, mythologies hijack the meaning of aion and hades, negative stereotypes against Christians, people pretending to be Christian who do evil things, and lies in general. Like… putting it all together in one paragraph, even I’m shocked. Truly, my friend, I think both of us are just incredibly lucky to slip past all of those things.




1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.




That’s why for your teacher, even if he’s mean and telling the wrong information, it’s important we still do good to him.




1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.




In terms of arguing with teachers, the problem is that they have so much power, so much authority. Just because a person is academically smart, doesn’t mean they’re morally correct. You can probably search the news and see many horrible cases where, in general, teachers have taken advantage of their students in sinful ways.




Here’s some recent stories I found where teachers commit the sin of sexual assault, which is violence, which the Lord is against.










Genesis 6:11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence.




So, my friend, if you ever feel confused, or feel conflicted, just remember that Satan is still running amok in the world. And the Lord gives us understanding.




Eventually all people will understand the truth, and have faith alone in Jesus Christ and be saved. Talking to another friend, we wondered if there would be… maybe University classes in Heaven? Like Elijah or John teaching something with the guest speaker as Jesus? Those would be certainly qualified as teachers




1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,




So, no worries if you can’t think of any questions! We can always just talk regularly too like this. Looking at the word count of my post here… it seems like I often make my replies quite lengthy sometimes, hope you don’t mind. Maybe I’m just too used to writing full-length Internet articles all the time where I really elaborate on things. The Lord blesses you with understanding can.of.soup my friend :D


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Hi my friend! Oh, no worries about what time specifically you respond at. There’s no rush, so feel free to take your time when you want :D 1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient




Oh, I remember from your last post where you mentioned that you also felt strange. Like how you were confused or maybe conflicted. In terms of having “weird days” and feeling “off”, biblically, you might be experiencing an “off-season” aka “out of season”




2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season




[and] out of season;


ἀκαίρως (akairōs)




Strong's 171: Unseasonably, out of due season, inopportunely. Adverb from the same as akaireomai; inopportunely.




Ohhhh yeah and I relate to getting suuuper busy sometimes! Hope you had a lot of fun on your road trip to America with your mom! Like you said, a good opportunity to take a break from the daily grind of work :D 




So sometimes the feeling of weirdness can just come as naturally as the seasons, “a time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones” Ecclesiastes 3:1-22. It may feel weird to collect a bunch of rocks and then just… throw them away. School and work may feel like an endless grind, a constant cycle, but what stays consistent is that time keeps moving forward. The more “weird seasons” we go through, the closer we are to celebrating with all people in Heaven, as everybody, in their own turn, will eventually believe in Jesus Christ and be saved.




Speaking of weirdness, a weird event happened to me too in the past couple of days. [redacted]




1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.




Why are evil people after us all the time?” my mother just said to me. I agree. Honestly, the amount of effort that these evil spirits are going through to harm my family is just ridiculous. Like back-to-back attacks here. At least they’re distracted with us so they’re too busy to go after anyone else.




Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil