Guest Author - Linda Heywood
Chapter 7, verses 51-52
Those who do not take their religion seriously and are totally preoccupied with this worldly life, we forget them on the day, because they forgot that day and because they spurned our revelations. We have given them a scripture that is fully detailed, with knowledge, guidance and mercy for the people who believe.
The people do not think about Judgement Day anymore. The people dismiss it as myth. They are totally preoccupied with this life. They forget why they are here on Earth and what they are supposed to be doing while they are here.
People do not like to be told what to do. People like to think that freedom of choice means doing just as they please. Which it does, but what ‘freedom of choice’ actually means is having the choice to do right or to do wrong by God and your soul.
Out of nearly seven billion people on earth, how many people actually read God’s scriptures? God tells us that the scriptures are for knowledge and guidance and mercy. Yet people choose to ignore the revelations. Some of those who do browse through the scriptures choose a few verses that they can recite in case of emergency, but they have no idea what the scriptures actually reveal. Most people only know what the scriptures say by hearsay. Many people choose to ignore God and His scriptures, which is their right with freedom of choice.
Chapter 6, verse 32
The life in this world is no more than illusion and vanity, while the abode of the Hereafter is far better for righteousness. Do you not understand?!
God tells the people that the afterlife they gain, by obeying the commandments in His scriptures, is far better for them than this world which is an illusion. It will cease to exist one day but what follows will last forever.
So, you have freedom of choice, how are you going to use it? Are you going to submit totally to the will of God and redeem yourself, (for the sin that you are guilty of, that got you here in the first place) so you can return from where you came? Or are you going to sell your soul to the devil for the illusions of this world, the world that belongs to Satan, and go with him into the afterlife?
Chapter 4, verse 120
He promises them and entices them. What the devil promises is no more than an illusion.
But the people do not want to hear this. The people do not want to be told by another human being that they are walking a dangerous path. The people want to find out for themselves. The choice is theirs, totally theirs alone to make. Let us pray they make the right choice because there is only one right choice. Yet the choice is still totally theirs to make.
Chapter 6, verses 68-69
If you see those who mock our revelations, you shall avoid them until they delve into another subject. If the devil causes you to forget, then as soon as you remember, do not sit with such evil people. The righteous are not responsible for the utterances of those people, but it may help to remind them, perhaps they may be saved.