Did I say candid? Ha, as if that has been a shortcoming. Nope, many defects here, but candor is not on the short list. So, if I may offer a few tales from the world of blogging, based on facts, fairness, repeatable proof, and the true nature of criminal conduct….
There is a hatred of scripture that is abnormal. I’m not talking about a disdain for the works of Shakespeare that some people have, who while spurning the poetry, would never dream of spending a lifetime to discredit his work, nope, I’m speaking of the consistent, daily, mind numbing encompassing of time and energy to DISCREDIT that which is the monarch of books, and by way of association, to cast aspersion upon He who alone could inspire such a record of the life and times of man and earth.
God has no equal. He is before the bee and the honey. He is before the spider and the world-wide web. He is before the stone of the pyramids. He is before the temporary light of the sun and the moon.
So, what be this hatred for God and scripture? Easy squeezy: the pride of life. Period.
But am I correct, is this hatred and pride? Uh, yep. These twins of the human heart (the dairy cow does not have this dilemma) give fuel to godlessness, atheism, rebellion, vice, and crime of all sorts. It is subtle and most destructive, because it dresses itself in pretty words while wearing a suit and a tie, or a pantsuit and a dress. Take your pick. It’s appearance pretends to be attractive while pushing stench cloaked as intellect.
Take the decon, that so-called former christian who now evangelizes that all christians are unthinking morons, and how God’s word is peccable and useless, and how christians themselves have contributed to his/her deconnery. Ha! Can’t stop laughing, as if God’s word has not pointed out the embarrassing position of they who point fingers at others who have the same defects.
Pride is a biatch, and believers are not to blame for your displeasure of God and scripture. Grow up and get a spine. Do you not know that not all believers are at the same mile markers in life, and what you find appealing, they currently find appalling……..and yet, you have ignored the most important doctrine of all: grace.
All of a sudden, you have listened to the golden hiss of ‘new thought’ that suggests Moses never lived……..Abraham’s shoe laces were lost in his travels, and he therefore did not live……since there is no proof…….and ALL the so-called scholars combined say Christ was not the messiah, or that the apostles were deluded………yeah, like that worked out well…….
…..as I said, HATRED for scripture. Plain and simple. God’s word was inspired, written, and preserved with this in view: let God be true and every man a liar.
More candor. You say Moses never lived? You are a liar. You say Daniel was not in the den when God shut the mouth of hungry lions? You are a liar. You say Paul was not Saul of Tarsus and the agent of God as the apostle to the Gentiles? You are a liar. Unlevel.
You say there was not a flood of water that covered the earth brought upon the world of the ungodly by a gracious God? You are a liar. You say God does not control the hot and cold of the earth along with rain in its seasons? You are a liar. Unlevel.
You say Solomon never lived and that his wisdom was no better than Confucius, Don Ho, or Don Juan? You are a liar. Unlevel.
You say sin is a fabrication of the human mind and has no relevance to decay, disease, or death? You are a liar. Unlevel.
You say Christians have orders to lop off the heads of others? You are a liar. You say Christ did not bring anything ‘new’ to mankind? You are a triple liar. Way off level.
Pride and lying as the twin towers are the devil’s playground. His charm is toying with the mind which innately rebels against God and the truth of scripture. ‘HATH GOD SAID?’ is his mantra, and in this overbearing loud whisper, is revealed the truth of God as pertinent in soon coming 2018.
The father of lies has many children, and pays so poorly, as the price of pride is as useless as a gold tooth on a corpse. And oh, did I mention the grace of God? Uh yeah, but you may have missed its importance and singularity. The grace of God. Today. The silence of God proves this grace unlike ever before.
And as a bonus thought, the candor of the spirit level, the compass, and the plumbline all speak with the truthful voice of scripture. Every time. Gotta love candor.