Lately, I have been pondering the fact that we are likely THE most accountable generation in history!!
Certainly, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory, and, there is none righteous, not even one, making all guilty, but the degree of culpability can vary. When we each stand before the Judge, we will all be held accountable, though to varying degrees.
The poor old woman from the 900’s who was a faithful wife and attended church but never held, much less read a Bible is accountable for what she knew. Take that same woman and place her in the mid-1600’s with the ability to read an available Bible translation and she is accountable for more.
Leap forward another 300 years and by the mid-1900’s, with the increase of Bible literacy and the availability of the Scriptures as well as encyclopedias and mass printing -she, or we, have still higher degrees of accountability. The last 40 years and especially the last ten years have been a meteoric increase in knowledge and understanding, particularly in revealing ancient truths long contained in Scripture, but hidden under justifications, misunderstandings and outright falsehood. With the advent of the internet and the accessibility of truth to the common man on every continent, we are each not only without excuse, but more accountable than every previous generation! In fact, the basics of the Gospel message are entirely unavoidable while the truth of Torah and the revelation of syncretistic pagan practices is fast permeating the message.
The level of accountability increases even more for those who have partaken of the well of Living Water and enjoyed the rich root of the Torah. We, both me and my readers who understand these things, are more accountable than all others.
I’ve pondered this as a challenge to myself and to others to be active in sharing all you know! Be diligent in study and zealous in witnessing!! Pinchas, in this week’s Parsha attests into the value of zeal before Yehovah! Don’t wait for the ‘next guy’ to do it! YOU (and me) MUST step to the plate and share, because we are accountable for this generation. Moreso than any others!
(In that vein, next week, we’ll talk about some tools for study and sharing!)
Be encouraged and step out of your comfort zone and share what you know!!