“IF People Only Had Perfect Information”

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“For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”
–Romans 7:15,19

Recently, someone made the remark “If only people had perfect information, they would never make bad decisions.”

Really?

This brought to mind several thoughts.

  1. The statement is false.
  2. Sin obeys no laws concerning information.
  3. Deception has nothing to do with logic, evidence, improved communication or conversation, education, intelligence OR a desire to have “perfect information.”  Deception is a SPIRITUAL, not a lack-of-information, condition.Most make “bad decisions” because of the shininess of sin and/or deception, not a lack of information.

4- One more thought came later, when it was recalled that, over the years, many, many, many, MANY buckets of money supposedly dedicated to “education” have been flushed down the drain.

This is NOT related to schooling, the education lobby or public education.  This has to do with the many instances of political critters calling for money for “more education” as a solution to spiritual problems.

After every episode of drug-related violence, some politician would be on TV calling for more money for education AS IF education was the solution to the problem.

As someone once said “Is there ANYONE in America who does not know illegal drugs are bad for you?”

A number of situations demonstrate that education (or “perfect knowledge“) has almost nothing to do with a person’s decisions or behavior.

  1. smoking
  2. many recreational drugs
  3. Alcoholic beverages

No matter how much people know about the three examples given, there will always be those who die from heavy use or abuse of these substances–in some cases, continuing to pour these substances into their bodies–even on their deathbed.

Sometimes, a person will even admit, “This is killing me.  I have to quit.

But they continue on in their destructive behavior though they have enough information to make another choice.

One other example is the guy or girl who is involved romantically with someone who treats them shabbily–and they KNOW the person is no good.

He (or she) is like poison.”

Yeah, they’re bad, but I can’t quit ’em.

What can I do?  My head says to leave, but my heart says to stay.

IN FACT, the deceived spend more time making excuses for their “true love” than enjoying the company of such a person.

Again, many of these poor souls have enough information to make a good decision, but they lack other spiritual assets to follow through on that knowledge.

If only people had perfect information, they would never make bad decisions.”

Finally, one LAST thought was prompted by that remark about “perfect information.”

5- It’s likely perfect information would only affect decisions IF perfect people were involved.

DOES the reader wonder why so many engage in behaviors which are clearly contrary to their well-being?

DOES the reader engage in such behavior?

DOES the reader EVER wonder why he becomes entangled in such behaviors when he KNOWS them to be destructive?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 11, 2018.]

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