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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#115~ A Fool for Christ

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
~ 1 Cor. 1:18

"Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; 
not many were influential; 
not many were of noble birth. 
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; 
God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world 
and the despised things ~ 
and the things that are not ~
to nullify the things that are, so that NO ONE may boast for Him."
~1 Cor. 1:26-29

"We in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes
We in our weakness believed we were strong
He became helpless to show we were wrong.
So we follow God's own Fool
And only the foolish can tell
Believe the unbelievable
Come, be a fool as well."
~God's Own Fool
by Michael Card
I don't know about you, but I believe we are seeing the birth pangs of the last days. More and more, I look to the sky and wonder, "How long, O, Lord?

These days do seem to be dividing the sheep and the goats (Matt. 25:31-46) ~ the middle ground seems to be shrinking. One one hand, the Lord is drawing many to Himself and on the other hand, those who are lost seem to be drifting farther and farther away. Although, I DO NOT give up hope of salvation for ANYONE until they draw their final breath on earth. 

It also seems that "those who are perishing" try so hard to  make a spectacle of "those of us who are being saved." While they blindly believe in such myths as evolution and chance, they laugh and point at us who believe the truth of God's Word, of His creation and the once-for-all sacrifice of His One and Only Son, Jesus, that paid the penalty for our sin so that we may spend eternity with God in heaven
Even if you put the Bible aside, secular history and fossil records for geological science record that Jesus, in fact, walked the earth, that the places where He visited were real places, the people talked about in the Bible were real people. Secular "science" says that we "evolved" from nothing, to something, to amoeba, to ooze, to apes, to something-in-the-middle, to human . . . with no proof. Any "fossil record" loudly proclaimed in scientific journals to show some sort of fake "missing link" is ALWAYS quietly retracted at a later date. ALWAYS.

Secular "science" crumbles, but the TRUTH of the Word of God stands forever. Who is the real fool?
To go even further with the truth of Creation ~ Even though modern "science" has never, and will never, prove evolution, it HAS in very recent years VERY begrudgingly come to admit that genetic studies show that it just might be possible that all mankind has a common set of parents. Dare we say it? Dare we NAME them? . . . Adam and Eve?! Some have even dubbed this study "The Eve Hypothesis." 

Secular "science" crumbles, but the TRUTH of the Word of God stands forever. Who is the real fool?   
750 years before Jesus walked the earth, secular "science" thought that the world was flat, even though God's Word said, "He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth . . . " (Isaiah 40:22[a]) God told us that the earth was round, a sphere, long before mere man "discovered" it.

Secular "science" crumbles, but the TRUTH of the Word of God stands forever. Who is the real fool? 
Secular "science" understood that the waves of the ocean are governed by currents, but they didn't know that those currents could be charted and systematically followed; that courses could be reliably charted by them until the mid-1800's when Matthew Maury, the Father of Oceanography, began charting currents and proving that they were the road map of the seas. He consistently credited Psalm 8:6-8 ("you made him ruler over the works of Your hands . . . and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.") as his inspiration to prove the truth of God's Word

Secular "science" crumbles, but the TRUTH of the Word of God stands forever. Who is the real fool?
Every day, the TRUTH of God's Word is being proven over and over again. Even though the Lord wants us to walk and believe by faith, He is so good to supply a little proof of His love and good works to boost the faith it takes to believe what we cannot see.

God does NOT lie (Numbers 23:19) ~ if He says it, it surely MUST be. 
"Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, He confirmed it with an oath. 
God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO LIE, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure . . ."
~Hebrews 6:16-19(a)

If you MUST do something "foolish" in the world's eyes, be a fool for Christ. You will be in great company.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post, Kim. We recently viewed a 6 part series on Evolution vs Creation at church. Reading here today brought so much of those DVD's back to memory. I, too, believe we are living in the birth pangs of the last days, Kim. More and more are falling away. Thank you for sharing Truth here, and on facebook! I appreciate you more than you will ever know.


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