follows century—There it stands.
Empires rise and fall
and are forgotten—There it stands.
dynasty—There it stands.
Kings are crowned and
uncrowned—There it stands.
decree its extermination—There it stands.
against it—There it stands.
Agnostics smile cynically—There
Profane prayerless punsters caricature it—There it
abandons it—There it stands.
Higher critics deny its claim to
inspiration—There it stands.
The flames are kindled about
it—There it stands.
Time gnaws at it—There it stands.
predict its abandonment—There it stands.
Modernism tries to
explain it away—There it stands.
—A. Z. Conrad
“The Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand,” Psalm 20:6.
An agnostic mountain climber in the freezing Alps, holding to his rope, fell from a cliff. He came to the end of his rope facing up. Looking straight into the sky, all he could see above him was the cliff covered in heavy falling snow. He knew he must do something quickly before he froze to death. Looking into the snowy-white atmosphere above, he decided to see whether God really was up there. “God! If You are up there, help me before I die!” “Sure,” God yelled back, “Just turn loose of the rope.” The rescue team found him three days later, still clinging to the rope, hanging in space, looking up, three feet from the ground.
In the human experience, many trust in that which can be seen and held in their hands. Those who know Jesus Christ as Savior trust in the unseen God. That which is not of faith is sin. The Holy Spirit generates faith in the unseen God.
The rich young ruler had everything going for him, health, wealth and position. Jesus indicated whatever one trusts in for security that is his God.
Since God is Spirit and must be trusted in spirit and in truth, how then are we assured we are worshiping and trusting the right God? “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” (John 14:21). After faith comes obedience, then He says He will make it clear that He is busy bringing about His will in our lives.
IN OTHER WORDS
Turn loose of the rope.
A Baptist by Conviction
1817 – Rev. Adoniram Judson, Sr. and his wife Abigail were immersed by Dr. Thomas Baldwin into the membership of the Second Baptist Church of Boston, Mass. They were the parents of Adoniram Judson, Jr. who was the renowned missionary to Burma. The elder Judson had graduated from Yale in 1776 and held strong to Puritan theology, especially repudiating Unitarianism and the Arian heresy that was rampant at that time. He became the pastor of a conservative Congregational church in Malden, Mass. During his brief ministry there, liberalism spread to the church family, and he was “dismissed” from the church. In time the Lord opened another place of service, but again he had to endure the trial of his son, and namesake, embracing agnosticism at Brown University. After Adoniram, Jr’s conversion to Christ, and later embracing Baptist convictions on his trip to the mission field, Adoniram, Sr. also came to the same conclusion concerning believer’s baptism, and rejected his pedobaptism, and resigned from the Congregational ministry. He continued to live faithfully as a Baptist until the Lord called him home in his seventy-fourth year. [Courtney Anderson, To The Golden Shore (Boxton: Little, Brown and Company, 1956), pp. 3-11. This Day in Baptist History II: Cummins and Thompson, BJU Press: Greenville, S.C. 2000 A.D. pp.476-477] Prepared by Dr. Greg Dixon
Dr. Gabi Avitai, the chief scientist of Israel’s Education Ministry, was fired for calling a theory a theory. He said in an interview that the flaws of evolution should be taught. Dr. Gabi Avitai advocated for adding creationism to the school curriculum after saying that a human being is not just a “substance without a soul.”
Dr. Avitai was regularly attacked by the liberal Israeli media immediately upon being hired because he is a scientist who believes strongly in the Bible.
Dr. Avitai noted the ludicrous message that his firing sends – that a chief scientist, a recognized expert, cannot and should not be heard if his findings and views oppose those of the established mainstream.
Those athiests, agnostic, and politically correct people can only argue by silencing, slandering, or out shouting those that hold opposite views. The reason for this is their arguments are devoid of logic and reason. They fear that given both sides of the coin, they would lose. They are right. Even stifling creationist, they have not gained a majority. The words they give are so empty of truth that very few converts to their side would be gained if both sides were given equal footing.
Therefore silence the views and findings of creation and allow the minority to regulate and rule at whim.Technorati Tags: creation, evolution, Darwin scientist, athiest, agnostic