Friday, September 21, 2012

Atheism Makes Perfect Sense

The belief that there was nothing
and nothing happened to nothing
and then nothing magically
exploded for no reason, creating
everything... and then a bunch
of everything magically re-arranged
itself for no reason whatsoever
into self-replicating bits, which then
turned into dinosaurs.

This isn't original with me, and I'm sure others have seen it on the internet, yet I had not come across it until recently. The evolutionary perspective is so pervasive, it has permeated the very pores of our public educational system... moving, for many, far beyond a theory, to an absolute fact. In truth, it is seldom even defended anymore, it is so assumed.  
Yet for the one who takes God seriously, whose life He has changed unmistakably, the above "explanation" for the universe is pitiful in its absurdity, and the sarcasm is well taken.  God has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all.  As surely as He came the first time, the Lord Jesus is coming in great power a second time, His sovereign kingdom to establish, His reign to be seen, to vindicate the truth throughout the earth: God is not mocked.    

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Isaiah 41:10,13

" 'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' 'For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.' "

In tones very similar to the encouragement He gave Joshua upon entering the promised land, the LORD here assures Israel of His presence, power, and help. Like Israel and Joshua, we too feel outnumbered and overwhelmed at times. Yet, His Holy Spirit within us promises sustained strength regardless of opposition.

The LORD God speaks here to two ongoing temptations (both in Israel's relationship to the nations around her, and to our interaction with the world and its system): fear and idolatry. Israel was not to be intimidated, nor was she to look to any of their idols for "help."
How needed a word is this for us as believers--- may the Lord strengthen our resolve to neither fear our world, nor be too fond of it, either.