God is tempting me. I'm sure of it. If you're reading this first post, you probably know that I've got another blog, The Wise Fool. There you'll find semi-deep exegesis through the Bible, particularly focusing on the Torah and the Gospels. But you know what? I don't always feel like posting every week; meeting my personal commitment. Why is that?
Within Christianity, many believers think that Satan is alive and well, and that he is doing everything he can to pull people away from God. Besides presenting an array of sinful temptations at your weakest moments, Satan is often also credited with keeping Christians out of God's Word, the Bible. Because if people know God's Word, then they are well equipped to battle temptation, and, more importantly, they develop a deeper love for God.
Yet, for me, just the opposite has happened. I've lost that love of God. The more I read, the more I dig into God's Word, the less I believe. And the less I believe, the more I post to show others why they shouldn't believe either.
If you look at the Christian version of Satan's Play Book, this has got to be one of his favorites; cause spreading apostasy. I'm sure some Christians might even see what I do, and assume that I am possessed, or that I am in some other way a direct agent for that master of temptation; Satan.
So, if Satan is somehow leading me to the Bible for his cause of apostasy, who is tempting me otherwise? The times when I get bored of pointing out God's hypocrisy, or when I feel I that I'd rather play a game, or would rather do some research for an upcoming vacation, who is drawing me away from God's Word? It must be God. Who else would try to influence me against Satan's will?
Or maybe, just maybe, distraction/pleasure seeking is a human trait which is completely independent of invisible, supernatural superpowers.