FROM TODAY'S READING (3/23/2017)...
"Every religious idea, every idea of God -- even flirting with the idea of God -- is unutterable vileness of the most dangerous kind, contagion of the most abominable kind. Millions of sins, filthy deeds, acts of violence, and physical contagion, are far less dangerous than the subtle, spiritual idea of God."
Vladimir Lenin (Russian communist revolutionary, 1870-1924)
Romans 1:18-22 (NLT) But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.
Ephesians 4:18 (NLT) Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.
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