SPECULATION is much better-sounding than ‘wild guess.’
God’s Word does NOT provide ALL information about everything.
That’s one BIG reason that SPECULATION tries to ‘fill in the blanks.’
BUT, Jesus stated that there is a reason for this incompleteness.
“I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”
God’s Word being incomplete is NOT a flaw or unplanned drawback. God’s Word provides all of the needed information which man can use AT PRESENT. No doubt there will be additions to this body of knowledge at a later date, WHEN IT MAY BE MORE NECESSARY for man to have that information.
This is the definition the dictionary provides to those curious about speculate.
1- to meditate on or ponder a subject : REFLECT
2- to review something idly or casually and often inconclusively
3- to take to be true on the basis of insufficient evidence : THEORIZE
A FOURTH definition of the word SPECULATE might be, “A best guess about that which is NOT known based upon knowledge which is known.”
Because God did not provide EVERY bit of information for man’s use, is NO reason for the believer to SPECULATE (guess) about that information which is NOT provided.
ALL will be revealed in good time.
“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.”
And so, some favorite bits of speculation–which were ORIGINALLY planned for this piece–are NOT going to be published.
Many of these little bits of information had to do with HEAVEN, as God’s Word gives a MUCH MORE COMPLETE view of hell than it does heaven.
BUT, it would have been impossible to reconcile 1- SPECULATION about what is NOT written in God’s Word and 2- the warning that one should AVOID speculating about what is NOT in God’s Word.
Does the reader speculate about anything in God’s Word that is NOT spelled out?
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DOES the reader have any thoughts SPECIFICALLY about speculation and God’s Word?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 25, 2022.]
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