I encourage everyone to arrange passages from the Bible in a way that helps them feel closer to God.
How did we get the Bible?
I have one of two theories. The first is that prophets are literal. They are men or women that are enlightened by God in order to deliver God's message, which is then delivered to us through the Bible. The second, a chain of opportunistic degenerates require sorcery in order to control the mass population, which they do through the Bible.
The good news is that Jesus Christ addresses the risk from falling prey to any theory, whether mine, yours, or anything in between. Jesus Christ simply say's to:
1) follow your own heart,
2) have trust in Him,
3) have Faith in Eternal Life
We're all responsible for our own actions. Without Will Power we couldn't have Faith. The battle between evil and good is well and alive. We need to give Jesus Christ a chance. Let's read more.
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Angels and men, as intelligent and free creatures, have to journey toward their ultimate destinies by their free choice and preferential love. They can therefore go astray. Indeed, they have sinned. Thus has moral evil, incommensurably more harmful than physical evil, entered the world. God is in no way, directly or indirectly, the cause of moral evil. He permits it, however, because he respects the freedom of his creatures and, mysteriously knows how to derive good from it.
The power of Satan is, nonetheless, not infinite. He is only a creature, powerful from the fact that that he is pure spirit, but still creature. He cannot prevent the building up of God’s reign. Although Satan may act in the world out of hatred for God and his kingdom in Christ Jesus, and although his action may cause grave injuries - of a spiritual nature and, indirectly, even of a physical nature - to each man and to society, the action is permitted by divine providence which with strength and gentleness guides human and cosmic history. It is a great mystery that providence should permit diabolical activity, but “we know that in everything God works for good with those who love him.
In this assent to the Holy Spirit the Father gives us strength. “No testing has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, so that you may be able to endure it.”
There are no limits to the mercy of God, but anyone who deliberately refuses to accept his mercy by repenting, rejects the forgiveness of his sins and the salvation offered by the Holy Spirit.” Such hardness of heart can lead to final impenitence and eternal loss.