GOD IS AMAZING!
There is no cause worthwhile except the cause of Christ. The cause of Christ is simply the pursuit and spread of truth that originated in the God of the Bible. The greatness of God is exemplified in the phrase "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). What an awesome expression, God's power is unlimited. Can you imagine a greater accomplishment in all of recorded history than the creation of the universe and all that is within it? NO! of course not, because all that the human mind understands and knows has been established by what we have seen and understand about what exist. This is an important foundational truth in the real world that we may build a sense of understanding upon.
As we consider that which exist, we are forced to conclude that some great power beyond us has designed and created this great cosmos. As we seek for answers to this burning question we are forced to look at the explanation that God offers for all of this that does exist, God says -- Romans 1:16-23,
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. 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: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things" (KJV).
God further takes credit for determining the boundaries of man's habitation -- Acts 17:24-26.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation" (KJV).
God takes credit for making preparations for man's fall -- Ephesians 1:4-5,
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will" (KJV).
God takes credit for controlling the time of the end of the universe -- 2 Peter 3:10-14,
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless" (KJV).
God takes credit for providing man's salvation from sin -- John 3:16-17,
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (KJV).
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world" (KJV).
Why then, Will a person seek elsewhere for answers to the great questions of life? The only answer that really makes any sense is found in the Written Word of God. Therefore, let us seek the answer where it con be found and stop experimenting with ideals and philosophies that have originated in the minds of mere men.
As we consider the important things of life let us recognize that we need real, honest, and livable answers to the vast problems of life that we have to deal with today. I am continually amazed at the lack of concern expressed by many people today about their relationship to God and the society in which we live. Many people do not seem to care about the truly important issues of life, serving God, being godly parents, children obeying and submitting to parents, spouses remaining faithful to their wedding-day vows, and etc. I wonder what has happened to old time religion and old time morals and ethics?
By Garreth L. Clair
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