Many people today are in denial and believe that religion was just a ploy to control people back in the day. This thought has absolutely no ground or truth behind it whatsoever and those who say something like this are truly absent of any knowledge contained in the Holy Bible.
Let me begin by debunking that the Bible can not be summarized by saying “oh, it just basically tells people to do good things and be a good person.” In actuality, this is far from the truth. In the Bible it actually says, “But we are all like a dirty thing, and all our righteous acts are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our short-comings, like the wind, have taken us away Isa 64:6).”
So how can you make your acts of kindness clean? Only by admitting that the kindness that exists in your heart does not come from you, but comes from Him who is good, God. You must give all the glory, honor, and praise to God for all good things that are done through you. How counter productive it would be to make a book designed for controlling the people through fear of being punished for bad deeds if that same book says that your good deeds are just as worthless? This book exists to glorify God and point you toward salvation! This book does not care if you are a good person or a nice neighbor. This book only cares to show you that you truly must live for God and His glory, proclaim the truth, and do good for the glory of God, not yourself.
The Bible also says in Matthew 6, that your good deeds do not need the recognition of other men, but only of God. Those who receive praise from others for their good deeds, have their reward. However, those who refuse to take that praise, and do their good deeds in secret will be rewarded by God openly. So do take notice that this book does not indoctrinate one to simply do good deeds for good deeds alone will not grant you entry into the Kingdom of God. You must be born again (or born of the spirit) according to Jesus in John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
These facts alone stand solid to prove that the Bible is here not for us to be good people, but for us to be people of God. God doesn’t care how good we are if we aren’t doing it for His glory! The Bible is here for our benefit and God’s benefit, not the world’s. God will handle the world himself, but we must conquer our sinful habits with the power of the Holy Spirit of God through Jesus the Christ who was given for our sins and transgressions against not men, but God!
Something many people should take into account is that just about every top leader and celebrity is involved in worshiping Satan. Why would so many high-profile people worship Satan unless they knew that God existed and they seek to put to rest the fulfillment of the prophecies? They fear the end of days, they fear the days of Judgement because they know what their rewards are, and their rewards shall be according to their works (works of evil) as stated in 2 Corinthians 11:12-15, “But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” This passage explains that even the devil himself can pose as a servant of God’s (like Muslims, most Catholics, and all Godless men who claim to be “good” people).
Those who do the will of evil, don’t always know and do not do so intentionally. Catholics for example believe very strongly that they are doing the will of God. If they paid attention to what God wants us to do according to His Word, the Bible, then they would know that Gods will is for us to be born again and gather the harvest for God, that is to say, bring the truth to those around us so that they may receive God’s grace and salvation as well!
I hope that this stands as a solid piece of evidence that the Bible is not here for the benefit of the world, but your benefit and the benefit of God. God will put an end to this world, so he cares not that you are a good person helping others for your own glory. That is not what it is about. Pray for others, and pray for your salvation. If you need more information, please try to contact me. Thank you.