(Heard a short lecture by the self made guru of godlessness Hitchens, and how his disciples hang on his every word; I’m impressed at his level of abhorrence for all religion in general, and for God’s word in particular. His arguments are so lousy and lame, it’s a shame he cannot connect the dots of life as his words are painful to hear, so this Bud’s for him and his clones.)
Imagine if you will a world where there is no rain, no water, no rivers, no lakes, no oceans, no trees, no dirt, no fruit, no song birds, no bees, no dogs, no sun, no moon, no stars, no love, no joy, no sand, no camel, no prairie, no lion, no snow, no Everest, no heat, no cold, can you imagine these things NOT being?
Can you conceive of no male or female, no man or woman, no north or south, no east or west, no TIME, made without design? Of course you cannot, UNLESS you refuse to engage the God given brain.
I loathe the godless mind, which enjoys itself and feeds like a leech from every emolument of life without stopping for one second to say ‘thank you,’ for you see, after all, ‘thanks’ is an expression of the recognition of the hand of another’s courtesies, courtesies which are non existent in the life and times of accidents or chaos.
Go ahead, keep telling yourself the rising sun is just another accidental occurrence today, that its heat and light just so happened to arrive at the right moment, taking over the night duties of the moon. Keep telling yourself that the owls who deferred to the morning light and gave way to song birds are somehow existent because of a train wreck.
There is no song bird singing at a trainwreck. The ones laughing at funerals are paid professionals- this is no time for fun and games. If a man, or woman for that matter, thought sincerely for one second of his life, there is no other conclusion to a sane mind than: ‘in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’
Am I sure? Oh yeah,
‘For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:’
Did you catch that? Clearly seen? No ambiguity, no shadow, no question. And to add insult to injury, these things are understood. Ouch. So men understand, they simply suppress this understanding and say it is wrong. Go ahead, go into a boxing ring with your conscience. You will lose before you throw the first punch. The scars left by the conscience are punishing where God is denied.
And the result? You have no excuse for your self made ignorance, and this is why the godless despises scripture, because God’s word reveals truth at every turn. And we are not even talking about redemption here as this is a topic for another time. Creation is easy, life 101 so to speak.
Is it any wonder that to the believer, God’s word is a savour of life, and to all others it is a savour of death. Same book. Same words. One received. One reviled. And this is understood, clearly.