Saturday, January 3, 2009

God Exists: A Biblical Truth

God exists. The atheist who denies this is foolish because he denies what is self-evident through the means of creation, and conscience, and ultimately through the Word of God and The Son of God, Jesus. Acts 17:22-32; Romans 1:18-32; Psalm 14:1
God exists ,therefore, nature, which has a beginning, was created by God’s Word, and is sustained by His sovereign power. God’s purposefulness and wisdom, eternal power and other attributes are clearly evident in the created order of the universe. Just as every building has a builder, therefore the building shows it’s designer’s planned detail, and it’s construction workers’ effort and work in all of it’s structure. It’s obvious that the building is not there by random, blind “chance,” and that the materials of it did not assemble themselves so intricately . Genesis 1:1-2:24

God causes the heavenly bodies to orbit along precise paths in space, to turn on their axes, and to be placed just precisely so that Earth experiences Sun and moon phases at precise times. His wisdom made mankind male and female and endowed us with superbly complex bodies that do wonderful things. Our genetic information is held in intricate chemical information systems called DNA. Our cells contain components that are literally engineered systems that work as biological machines with great precision and staggering complexity. Only God knows how to create this marvel of nature! His handiwork is displayed in the billions of stars that move in space, whose light our biological super-computer like eyes and brains detect from millions of light years away, and our God given tongues give praise to and awe in the Creator, who our inner soul just knows , made it all by his power, and for his Glory. God exists.

God’s law is evident to all people. God made mankind with the knowledge of right and wrong. Only God is perfect, and his nature is righteous and pure. He determines what is right, because He is righteous. We all have fallen short of the law of God. And because God is good, He will judge all people on day. Apart from God, there would be no moral law. While many people deny God, they do so by rejecting the plain truth that there is a God, and the conscience accuses them, which they suppress. Since the law of God has been broken by all, all are condemned by God, for how else can evil be judged, and eternal justice be meted out perfectly? Only the one, true Holy God and Judge of all can judge perfectly. So a changing of the heart is needed to see the God who judges all hearts as wicked.
Finally, but most importantly…God has spoken by specially chosen individuals called prophets, and apostles. These men were chosen to hear the Voice of the Creator, and to reveal His specific revelation of his Being, and His works. Their writings, which are God-breathed or inspired divinely, are in the Scriptures. These Scriptures promise salvation from sin and death, through the Mediatorship of God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the revealer of God. Jesus Himself revealed his heavenly Father, and spoke from His Father what the truth is. God sent His Son to be the Saviour of those who believe in God. Jesus fulfilled the prophetic words of the Scriptures in his birth, life, death for sins, and glorious resurrection. His rising up from the dead, in his tomb is greatest sign that He is the Son of God, and the true Lord who saves people from their sins, and from death,and the coming Judgment, and to be reconciled to the God who is. John 3:16-20;Hebrews 1:1-13


Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Promise For The New Year

Philippians 4:11-13 (New American Standard Bible)

 11Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

 12I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.

 13I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

God gives us the abilities and the power to do His will in every circumstance, no matter how bad or good the situation. This new year, I take hold of this promise. As 2008 taught us, we have no control over the circumstances, ultimately. How we cope with anything is the important thing. I'm glad that God has given us this "precious" promise, because what we never stop needing is strength. We need it just to get up in the morning. We don't know what 2009 will bring to our world. But we know that God works all things together for good to those who love Him. 

Also, I would like to address those, who may read this who don't know the God who controls the world. Perhaps you think that it doesn't matter what you believe about God or think that things will always be the way they are. But this is not so. 

God will bring everything into judgement when he sends His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to judge this world for all it's evil. The tumults in the world, it's wars, famines, disasters, financial crises etc, are a sign of the coming Wrath of the Righteous Judge of all people., because of the constant violations of His Law.God has every right to punish the wicked, which means all of us, if He wanted to right now. But, God is patient. He allows time for people to heed His Gospel. And that Gospel message is that Jesus, His unique Son, came into the world to take away sins, through his blood shed. This happened on a Roman crucifix in the 1st century, "at the appointed time". It was indeed "appointed" by God, a part of his supreme plan to manifest his awesome Majesty and Glory, and to bring in His Kingdom on the earth, yet to come. 

In 2009, today if you heed this Gospel, I implore you, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour from your sins, if you do not submit to Him as the Lord, I implore you to REPENT and TRUST in JESUS, for the forgiveness of your sins, and for the gift of eternal life in His Name. Follow Him. Nothing else really matters compared to the all surpassing greatness of knowing God in Christ.