We interrupt the regular offence and defense of the word of God……(note the spelling) and the usual candor without apology for all things good and pure, of which God and His word are the source, to just chit and chat, about this and that, with emphasis on that.
The more one blogs, the easier it is for some to ‘find fault’ with us, because we lay bare what moves us, what is in us, how we think, why we think, what we find sweet, what we find bitter, and truth be told, someone may agree with me or you 99% of the time, but decide one day to say ‘adios’ because we say ONE thing that moves a mountain, one thing that is seemingly so unsettling that we put our proverbial fingers in our ears because the trumpet sound is annoying.
How can he think that, after being so spot on regarding everything else? How can he believe John was exiled to Patmos yet not believe the Lord Himself rode a donkey? How can she believe Paul was shipwrecked yet not believe Joseph was thrown into a pit? How can he believe God created the Seas, yet not believe He created the great whales? Well I never, goodbye!
How can He believe that Christianity is virtuous while remain a Democrat, or how can he as a believer support Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, or Trump?
It’s easy. All are not at the same mile marker today, and what one loves today, he may despise tomorrow. So then, how do we then trade thoughts and affections with they whose ideas we despise today?
There is great conversation regarding the depths of the oceans and how we are clueless as to what lies below; equally there is the same intellectual dynamic regarding what is above us, and I dare say, we are even more clueless than the 1% we pretend to know.
Time. Space. Matter. Yeah, clueless, and Universities of higher learning which leave out the Creator are the greatest offenders. They do not KNOW. Apart from God, they CANNOT know. You would be hard-pressed to hear a lecture from a blind man describe the color green, being blind from birth. Theories. Assumptions. Bias. Point made. Case closed.
Which brings me to this. I so enjoy cosmological discussions with they who disagree with me, because it forces me to examine my points, and it demands that others consider whether they have been spoon fed dogma, and whether it passes the smell test as to what is real, observable, testable, and repeatable.
But I find it cold-hearted and even more callous to hear the charges that a believer is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or a devil that wears Pluto……..or somehow insane because he does not tow party line as to the consensus of where we live as humans, ie, on this place known as terra firma, and what in the world this earth is doing, CURRENTLY, from the vantage point called science.
Dear friend, neighbor, and friendly enemy of the gospel, what does this mean to you:
‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.’ So saith God.
What is heaven above? What is in the earth beneath? And what is the water UNDER the earth? Worth repeating and contemplating to be sure.
IN heaven above.
IN the earth beneath.
IN the water UNDER the earth.
I say without reservation that God knows more of His own creation than a thousand Tysons, Einsteins, Nyes, Copernicus, Krauss, etc etc, combined, but more important, to the believer I ask: do you take your cues from them, or do you somehow think God’s word lacks? But to the spirit of this post, I would encourage us, each and every one, to examine ourselves, and test whether our worldview has the approval of heaven, or if we have eaten the mildewed bread of godless science which is only a placebo for intellect.
But more. If I do not think you lunatic (moon crazed) then why cannot you assign equal dignity to they with whom you vehemently disagree? I say test all things. Prove all things. And btw, fellowship is much more than differences of opinion, still we both cannot be right, be both can be wrong, and therein is the test of our spiritual mettle.
Have a great new year.