Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Morning Bible Story

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and
the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not anything
made that was made.  In him was life, and the life was the light
of men.              John 1:1-4

There is a greater hoax in world culture today than global warming.

It is the hoax that nothing created everything.  It is the hoax that
billions of years ago, there was a big bang and out of nothing came
stuff.  Whatever.  And how do we know this?   Because several
guys and gals have studied dead men's bones, and arranged them
in order, from the shortest to the tallest.  Voila -- ergo -- there is
no God. 

The problem in the world today is not politics, it is theology.  Once
man has established that there is no God, it is a simple step to
live in the non-reality that there is no right and wrong, no morality
to keep, no rules to obey, nothing to do but lie, kill and steal in a
finite quest for power.  Good luck with that, it don't last forever.

Theology is the study of God.  The study of God must begin with
the written revelation delivered by God to a world which reads.

So we have the Bible, and it says that "in the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God."  It
doesn't take a mental giant to admit that God was God in the
begining.  What beginning?  Who knows?  This beginning had
to pre-date Genesis 1:1.   The point is that in this beginning,
God was there and the Son of God was there, already, before
the beginning.  The funny thing is, a first grader can accept
that as eternal truth.  It takes an adult with no concept of faith
to deny that.

Then the passage says that "All things were made by Him,"
then just to make sure those with faith could understand,
the apostle John repeats the truth, "without him was not
anything made that was made."  H-e-l-l-o  --pretty simple,

God created the world and all things in it.  The Son of God,
Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world
was there in the beginning, and was God, in the beginning,
and still is, BTW. 

I don't really think it is creation which makes men think
and say there is no God.  It is verse four which they cannot
accept:  "In him was life, and the life was the light of men."
If God is God, If Jesus is God, If the Holy Spirit is God,
the great Three in One, the same in substance, equal in
power and glory --  that means that as Creator, this great
all-powerful God has dominion over all things and all men.

The evolutionary disbelief in God is fairly recent, say under
two hundred years old.  Even in the Old Testament, when
men hated God, and rebelled against him, they still knew
he existed.  In the New Testament, when they hated Christ,
they believed that God did exist. 

Not now though, we have a telescope, we have a micro-
scope, we are so smart, we think.  Seriously?  Man is all
powerful, right?  Try holding your breath for ten minutes,
let me know how that one works out. 

The truth is, God made the world and all things in it,
and that requires that we bow to him, and worship him,
and declare him to be a King over us.  And that is the
final question, and it takes the faith of a child to believe

What did Jesus say, oh yeah, I remember now:  he said,
"Except ye become as little children, ye shall not enter
the kingdom of heaven."

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