The Absence of God, The Confusion of Man


Satan can be crafty.

That should end this blog post right now, but I wouldn’t be doing my job as a writer without carrying on about a topic.

The more a person looses his or her focus on the absolute nature of God, the more the little things once found to be ungodly seems to be okay.

Saying a few cuss words when I’m really ticked off: “Maybe I shouldn’t do that” turns to “well, it doesn’t say cussing is wrong in the Bible.”

Sex outside of marriage: “It is wrong, it says it right here” turns to “Well, all the Bible says is the marriage bed shall be kept pure. What does that even mean, anyway?”

Pretty soon those little things build up. Your absolute belief in God’s divinity turns to thoughts of human logic. Suddenly God doesn’t make as much since any more. You start to wonder if everything you believed was based on emotions; that you were feeding yourself a lie.

And you find yourself doing the things you’ve always wanted to do, and you like it. And you find yourself looking at the things you once considered absolute, and you are more confused than ever.

Satan looks upon the life he’s sold you with satisfaction. “Another Christian neutralized, and it was so easy. They all fall for things that make sense to their little minds.”

But there you are, more entrapped than ever. Pseudo-freedom. You like the sin, and it feels good, but something doesn’t feel right. You can’t find fulfillment. You can’t find peace. 

All the while you’re so scared. What about eternity? What happens if I die tomorrow? Will I become nothing? Will I go to hell? Am I still saved?

This is the path for so many people. Stick with God. Being in sin is far more trouble than it’s worth. 



Matthew Estes

Matthew Estes currently exists in the ether between graudate student and full-time worker. One day he hopes to be a full-time novelist and blogger, but until that day comes he spends his time playing video games, eating pizza, and being with his soon-to-be wife. However, he has yet to do all three at the same time. Bucket list stuff, you know.