People, we need to stand up and speak!
This world is becoming so incredibly sad! It didn’t start out that way. In the beginning it was perfect, without blemish. Look around you, there’s pain and ugliness all over the place. People hurting each other and themselves. The lies are everywhere you look.
I want to cry, yell, scream, and simply speak all at the very same time. Don’t we get it? Don’t we see? We’re losing not just the battle but we are losing the very war!
Why? Oh, that answer is so easy… because we choose to reject the very God that created, loved, and came to earth to BE … simply to BE for us!
We aren’t worth much, you and I. Either we are nothing at all or we’re made of clay… sand, dust… and water… yep! That’s about it! At the very minimum you and I are “created.”
Did you cause yourself to come into being? Wow! One day you opened your eyes and you were. What about before that moment? Where were you then? Did you have consciousness? Did you have being? Did you cause anything else to BE?
We think so highly of ourselves. We think we’re right, we’ve got the answers, we know the truth. What else? WE, the created beings, call God a liar. Let’s really contemplate that… YOU are bigger and better and more powerful than God?
Did your mom and dad exist before you existed? Yes, of course they did. They are the reason you are here, right?
Yes… and we can take this argument as far back as you’d like. To the very beginning… YOU did NOT create yourself! And, even if you do go back to the very first “self”, you didn’t create it, neither did it (or who) create itself either. So who did?
The simple truth of the matter is, that no matter how far back we go, something or someone created something or someone else first.
If you choose to believe that there was no first cause, no first creation, that it was all by an accident, or by “chance”… go for it. Just please show me, just one example of that, and you only need one, then I’ll believe you.
You think I have “faith” because I believe that something or someone created it all to begin with. But, I have all the exemplary evidence from which to make such a statement and you don’t.
You are exceptionally brave. To call God All Mighty a liar. You want Him not to BE, because you do not want to be responsible for your actions. You do not want to find that you need someone else to step in and “save you from your sins.” Only because you don’t want to be punished for those self same sins. (Truth be told, neither do I.)
When I was in 4th grade (that would make me about 10 at the time.) I was going to go to St. Augustine on a school field trip. I “took” (as in stole, took without permission) $10 from my mom’s purse. When she accused me of it, I vehemently denied it. “No, Mom, I didn’t take it!”
I did not want to be found guilty of doing something so terrible as stealing from her. But I had! I had taken $10 from her purse and then lied to her swearing I had NOT done it. But I had. And then she proceeded to spank me for that! Good for her! Bad for me!
The point here is that whether or not I choose to admit it, she knew that I had taken that $10. And, she punished me for it. I think she spanked me as much for the lying as for the stealing. The final outcome of that punishment was that I never lied to, nor stole from her again. Do you think God will punish you for calling Him a liar or for stealing something from Him?
What about God? He’s so much bigger than my mom! It doesn’t matter whether you admit His existence or not. Because He isn’t dependent upon you. YOU are dependent upon Him. He loves you, so much that He already paid the price for any and all sins which you have committed or will commit at any point in the future.
You (nor I) are powerful enough to effect the outcome on this issue. He IS whether we like it or not. Think for just a minute… if He really IS then all this “life” thing is about the choice you and I make concerning His existence.
If He doesn’t exist… no problem… you’ll not be punished, nor do you need Him to have done anything on your behalf. Ah, but if He does exist… it’s a totally different story, isn’t it?
John 3:16 says, “For God SO loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have ever lasting life.”
Do you want to live forever? I do! Can you get there on your own? Not me! But I can get there by the God that created me and loved me so much, He just wanted me to accept Him because I chose to. And, I do!
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