If God is not real, we have nothing to be concerned about. But, if what the Bible reveals about God is in fact true, then the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the single most greatest thing in all the world to consider.
It is a fact that in every era as long as there has been a written record, people have worshipped or have observed some form of a higher deity. There are roughly 9000 known religious ideals, and tens of millions of inanimate objects and living creatures, which are idolized by those who want to believe in something greater than themselves. Many believe that religion is good and beneficial for a society, while others give religion no thought at all because of the injustices which have been committed against humanity throughout world history in the name of religion. Studies have shown that poor and underdeveloped nations have a higher percentage of people who devoutly observe religious beliefs, while much of Europe and North America have now embraced humanism as the only practical truth. There has always been, is, and always will be a never-ending debate over whose god is real, is there a God, why this god is superior to others, and will attempt to proselytize new converts. This is a brief history lesson of the story of religion…
There is though a fundamental flaw in the observance of all these differing world religions. Ideological adherents have both passionately and successfully confused everyone else as to the truth about who and or what God really is. Humanist philosophers have always and will continue to insistently argue the impractical evidence of any God at all. Why do so many highly educated people give all of their attention to something of which they believe does not exist? Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Hawking to name just a few. This should lead us to believe that there is an even greater fundamental flaw in the minds of those whom the world recognizes as the leaders of modern societies. It is, quite laughable, that they attempt to suppress within themselves and us, the innate conscience of reason that reveals to us the existence of creations God.
“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So that they are without excuse”. Romans 1:19-20
The questions which we have all asked have already been answered in our own minds. The moral conscience of knowing the difference between right and wrong, is the evidence of a lawgiver. What people are looking for to confirm what the mind already knows is real, is the natural evidence of God at work in the lives of those around us. This is the reason for me writing this blog…
Think objectively for just a moment. God is not confused. God is a spiritual being who is separate from humanity. God created all things and commands that all things operate within the bounds which God has set. Even science suggests that there is an order to everything. Nature proves that both plant and animal life can only reproduce after its own kind. And procreation affirms that sexual union between a man and a woman is what God determined from the beginning.
God answers to no one. Nor is God mindful of what we think is the way things should be done. God knows all things before they ever happen, because nothing ever has or will ever happen without God’s providence allowing it to happen. Regardless of what some people may think, God has never been taken by surprise.
God is an eternal being. Time does not apply to God. This is, without question, beyond what our natural minds can comprehend. God is infinitely more majestic than anything anyone could ever imagine. And to help us to understand and to vaguely comprehend all that God is, God moved upon men in times past, over a span of 1600 years, to have them write a testament about God and bout God’s plan to restore humanity to intimacy with God once again. This testament is known as the Bible. God’s letter begins with the statement: “In the beginning, God created”. What, I ask, is so difficult with this?
All created things unflinchingly obey the commands of the sovereign God. Yet the only created being which is wonderfully fashioned in the image and in the likeness of God dares to scream NO! Why, I ask, do we do this? The answer is simple. SIN.
God has a moral law and God expects all of humanity to obey this law. A law which is impossible to obey because its application goes against the wickedness of every person’s fallen nature. And is why in the testament which God has given to humanity, there is repeatedly mentioned the propitiation that God provided on behalf of those who would believe.
Jesus Christ became that atonement. Humanity deserves one thing and one thing only. To be punished by the holy God for the sin and for the atrocities we all have committed against God. But God, because of love, came to this earth in the person of Jesus and willingly gave His life as a sacrifice to appease God’s wrath against a sinful and rebellious humanity. After taking upon Himself everything that God hates, the man Jesus was crushed under the weight of God’s anger. Only God was worthy. It was our sins that nailed God to the cross of Calvary. Then, the man Christ Jesus did what only God could do in raising Himself from the dead to be a living witness to the testament of His deity.
There were eye witnesses who saw Jesus die. There were eye witnesses who saw Jesus alive after being buried and, His resurrection. There were hundreds of eye witnesses who saw and spoke with Jesus, and several of these men including two of His half brothers pinned writings which became books in the New Testament Bible.
The factual evidence is irrefutable as to the historical record of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. No other world religion can stand up to the evidence put forth in Scripture that proves Jesus is God. Nor can Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Buddhism, or any other religious ideal transform a person’s life. This is why it is so evident that those who adhere to these false religions are yet dead in their spirit and reprobate in mind, and though they honor God with their words their hearts are so far from God.
No matter the years of advanced education, ignorance of the truth cannot deny the existence of God in the person of Jesus Christ. Their only argument is that they have chosen to not submit their lives to the sovereign will of the only true and living God Jesus Christ. Because they love sin above the knowledge of God. Fools everyone.
How impossible of a story is the Bible that anyone could have ever imagined to write! That God would die to save humanity. How impossible it is for anyone but God to tell of future events hundreds and thousands of years before they ever happened. And these events are recorded in other books throughout world history. How impossible is the transformation of a person’s life apart from God drawing to Himself those as vile as we are, to then begin a work of salvation that only God can accomplish. Those things we once did we no longer desire to do, because as God does, so do we now hate that which is immoral.
God has given the evidence of which no one can deny. God justly commands all people to repent and to believe in Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins. For without having done this, no person can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. God demands that we are to love Him first and foremost, and, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. These too are impossible acts without the help of God’s Holy Spirit, who indwells the recreated spirits and the renewed minds of those to whom God has given the privilege to be declared sons and daughters of righteousness.
It then becomes the commission of the Christian disciple to tell others about the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the words they speak being confirmed by the evidence of a life forever changed. No greater example can be given to an unbelieving world than that of a wretched sinner whose life has been touched by God.
We have been given this natural life to prepare us for the eternal life to come. The truest love that one person can ever show to another is to tell them that God is angry with them, but also tell them that faith in Jesus Christ is their pardon. “Romans chapter 1 is the foundation of biblical preaching and of one on one witness”. And, if they choose to not believe, they will be damned to an eternal HELL. Where forever they will be tormented by the wrath of God with full knowledge of having no hope of salvation. This is the Gospel of God.
Distance ourselves we must from the heresy of TBN’s easy faith believism. Joel Osteen, TD Jakes, Kenneth Copeland and Paula White, are God’s judgment upon a society that desires that which God hates. Apostates who promise heaven where God does not reside. The true leaders of the church of Jesus Christ have been given a God imposed mandate to uphold the truths of Scripture and, a moral obligation to rightly understand what Scripture teaches so that they can correctly teach the community of believers, Without the knowledge of right biblical doctrine, the believer cannot practice right biblical behavior.
It is a terrible responsibility to be called by God to tell people “Thus Saith God!” Heretics have no regard for the people of God, therefore it is just that God’s preachers have no regard for false teachers. They must be exposed in hopes of snatching away God’s elect from following their pathway into the depths of HELL’s fire which is reserved for false teachers. This too is the Gospel of God.
This message is not one that is happily welcomed. But when the message is preached and a sinner believes, their gratitude is sincere in knowing that their name is eternally etched into the Lambs Book of Life. The fields are white for the harvest. Pray that God will send laborers into the field…