Starting post with a negative statement may seem odd but the verse goes on to say: Hebrews 10:39 “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” and a more modern translation “And we are not for flinching that comes to destruction, but for faith that comes to soul-preservation.”
Because Hebrews 11: 3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
We are compelled to ask ourselves “What do I understand?” The Apostle Paul was discussing the demonstration of faith in the first century and by extension now we should understand the same things and be able to read the signs.
Romans 1: 20 “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:” We should be able to look at nature around us a see the creators hand in them.
The complex simplicity of the natural world never ceases to amaze me for example the humble bumble bee; Elephants and ants. We could look at the stars and planets, the universe that we understand so little of. Science and education tell us only fools believe in creation because scientists “know” look at what science does know and ask how accurate are they about everything else in life.
Can we trust people who really don’t have a track record open to in depth scrutiny. Often people we wouldn’t want to trust with our precious things, who say what they need and ensure their funding. Or that sad group who blame life for the ailments they live with and say if there is a God he wouldn’t let someone as clever as me suffer this way or my family.
Science has an agenda – to exclude the creator because a life without moral guidance means that the boundaries of human decency can be pushed hard. Human life has no value and humanity looks to science for a future that it can’t predict or provide.
Beauty of Truth
The simple fact about God the creator is that he isn’t demanding that you follow him, you have free will, he gave that to the first humans and we exercise that right.
However, we do have to accept the consequences of our choices:
- Reject God and his plan – we aren’t part of his future
- Reject God and his rulership – he owes us nothing because he paid the price for our salvation and we are throwing in his face.
- Select human reasoning over God’s – the consequences are we die
If you decide there is no God, who suffers? Why does God require his worshippers to preach about his kingdom in the hands of his appointed King Jesus? Why are so many atheists upset with those who have faith?
We were created with eternity in our hearts
Ecclesiastes 3: 11 “He hath made everything beautiful in its time: also he hath set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end.”
So what day have you chosen to die on? Would you want to die if everything were perfect, your health, your body and your mind? How about a planet with out war and crime?
The things that make us sigh and groan today about modern life create a real sense of hopelessness, but remove them who would voluntarily end their life?
It isn’t fantasy and it isn’t some place in heaven. Your research into the hope all humans share and the choice they face determines whether you are counted amongst those who shrink back or those who have the relationship with the creator that sustains their lives.
Extend your search with a bible study aid that looks at Creation and another Life from a scientific perspective the information will challenge your current perceptions. It did make me research what I had accepted as truth as soon as I read it.
I went back to Einstein, Hoyle, Newton and the great cosmologist of the 20th century. This book got me started Is There a Creator Who Cares About You?
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