25, June 2021

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Answering the big questions (5)

‘Without faith it is impossible to please God.’ Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Some sceptics like to say, ‘Which “god” are you talking about: Thor, Zeus, etc.?’ The inference in this question is, ‘These were mythical gods, and so is yours.’ Atheists are correct about these gods being myths. Man gravitates towards idolatry as a moth does to a flame. There are millions of false gods. Hinduism has about 330 million.

But there is only one Creator, and that’s the God who revealed Himself to Moses and gave us His moral law. That’s the God who became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ, died and rose for us, and provided salvation. And that’s the God you will have to face on judgment day. You say, ‘I don’t believe in judgment day!’ What if you are wrong?

Another argument atheists use is that they can’t prove God doesn’t exist, just as you and I can’t prove the tooth fairy doesn’t exist. This is pseudo-intellectual and a condescending way of equating belief in God with belief in the tooth fairy. It’s true that we cannot disprove the existence of either one. However, as Ray Comfort writes, ‘Belief in the existence of the tooth fairy is inconsequential. Belief in and therefore obedience to God has eternal consequences.’ Irrevocable ones!

The Bible says: ‘For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: “As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will acknowledge God.” So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.’ (Romans 14:10–12 NIV) Today accept Jesus as your Saviour, and you’ll meet God in peace.

SoulFood: Jer 14–17, Luke 2:34–40, Ps 21, Pr 14:17–20

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2021

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