He, Jesus Christ, who is
God, speaks or replies or answers, with truth.
‘Them,’ who are the heathen, the ones who lack truth or correct perspective
in life, are the ones to whom doctrine (truth) is spoken.
Heathen is a term that applies
to anyone (perhaps you) who lacks doctrine in their soul. If you do not have a daily habit of learning
truth, then you lack truth. And in
lacking truth, you are ignorant of truth, and therefore classified as a
It matters not how you
dress, how you speak, or how you act.
Heathenism is based on the content of the soul, not the outer
Content of the soul
determines how you view life, whether through fact or fiction, whether through humility
or selfishness, whether through objectivity or prejudice, whether through concern
or indifference, whether through responsibility or irresponsibility.
In any case, God responds
with truth – Bible doctrine as taught from the scriptures.
To those who pursue
anti-truth, the plans of humanity, God responds with the policies of truth,
namely judgment or wrath or punishment.
All anti-truth attitudes
and pursuits destroy life and freedom and happiness. Discipline is the only means of correction,
designed to gain ones attention and point out the flaws of ones
And in so doing, God
vexes those who are spiritually dysfunctional.
To vex means to cause trembling, uncertainty, alarm, fear, anxiety and
Lies have no foundation
in life. Truth shatters lies with little effort. Those who rely on lies can never rely on
them, and therefore have no confidence in them, and can never gain any trust in
them. All of mans theories,
philosophies, cults, religions and so forth, are lies, and therefore man will never
be able to trust them or rely on them.
Truth displays their
flaws, and causes doubt and insecurity, and therefore causes people to vex
(become fearful and uncertain and insecure). Hopefully, enough to bring them back
to truth and a sound and stable life.
In Gods displeasure,
means to cause trembling by means of Gods policy of truth. God is pleased with truth, not lies, fairness
not prejudice, happiness not sadness, completeness not incompleteness.
Oppose God and you will
receive truth in response. Ignore truth
and you will receive discipline in response.
Ignore discipline and you will receive judgment in response.
Pursue Gods truth,
mandates, principles and you will acquire happiness.
Ignore Gods truth,
mandates, principles and you will acquire trembling, insecurity, anxiety, uncertainty,