Nor, can we do so without True Spiritual Growth and God-Given [or, Inspired] Understanding... consequently, Yahweh has provided for these timely and relevant needs. Since we haven't sought out The Fullness Of His Truth on our own, we are slated for some serious chastisement! Though wicked men will be causing it, "The Refiner's Fire" will serve Yahweh's own purpose. As it has been written:
- "Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And Yahshuah, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming, says Yahweh. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a Refiner's Fire and like fuller's soap. He will sit as A Refiner And A Purifier Of Silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as Gold and Silver, that they may offer to Yahweh an offering in righteousness." - Malachi 3: 1-3.
For those of you who haven't [quite] figured it out yet, neither Yahweh [The Father], nor Yahshua [His Son] - want a: spiritually deadened, blissfully ignorant, and utterly powerless church. We were meant to eat meat long ago, but instead we continually suckled upon that which was mere milk! Even more tragically, there was purely man-made poison also mixed into the bottle. The licentious teachings of The Babylonish Religion were designed to intentionally stifle and impede our own spiritual progress.
*** Note: For more upon the subject of: "stifling and impeding our progress" - I recommend that you'll follow this link: "Once Saved, Always Saved - Can This Possibly Be True?"