Evolution: Merciless and Heartless

If you’re an evolutionist and don’t believe people have intrinsic worth because they’re created in God’s image, then what are the values of evolution?

Survival of the fittest? Be the last one standing, no matter what happens to anybody else?

Be your own judge, jury and executioner by noting these two noteworthy horrors among the innumerable horrors.

In this corner, the 25 year old boxer against his girlfriend’s 3 year old daughter. Who will win? The undisputed champion in this contest beat the little one to death, to teach her that the world was a tough place when dealing with math questions.

How about those who mocked and laughed at a poor disabled man until he drowned, then left.

So, what’s the conclusion, evolutionists?

Is the 3 year old worthless?

Should babies be able to make it from birth without adult care? Would you have made it?

Is the 25 year old murderer worthless?

Is the drowned disabled man worthless?

Are those who ignored pleas to save him worthless?

Are you worthless, evolutionist?

Should anyone care for your cries for help, when disaster comes?

Or in your mind, apart from God, are you and everyone you bio-chemically love worthless too?

 

“(6) Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near: (7) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7

“(3) When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. (4) For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. (5) I acknowledged my sin to You, and I have not hidden my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD; and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah. (6) For this shall everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near to Him. (7) You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. (8) I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with My eye. (9) Do not be as the horse or the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouths must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near you. (10) Many sorrows shall be to the wicked, but mercy shall surround him who trusts in the LORD.” Psalm 32:3-10

 

Depending on Him

Whatever temptation or challenge you face, you’ve habitually faced and handled it alone.

Apparently in your belief, God was not to be depended on, because it’s all on your shoulders. Right?

Your personal resistance has been proven futile, your track-record displays a pattern of perpetual failure.

 

Do you know that you can rely on Christ and His resistance?

How?

Because He is in you and gives Himself to you to live together.

Since He is in you, you must ask yourself these questions, “Whose faith does He live by? Whose thoughts does He live by? Whose feelings, obedience, yieldedness, willingness, desires, ability, etc. does He live by?”

Of course, the answer is, “His Own.”

And He never sins or fails.

If your personal faith, obedience, etc. falls short, that is not a problem for Him, for God knew you could do nothing apart from Him (John 15:5).

But you need to remember this too, so that you will depend on Him.

You say, “Lord, I”m not believing You, that You will take care of me.”

He replies, “I Am always believing in Myself. Would you like to share My faith?”

You: “Is that what this is all about-relying on You, sharing with You?”

Him: “Absolutely. I Am always here in you, for us to live, love and overcome together. If you’re afraid, then let Me exchange your being fearful for Me being courageous. Your feelings are untrustworthy, but My feelings are your confidence. You will always triumph when you depend on Me being your life (Colossians 3:4). We are going to get through this together.”

Are You ‘Done’ With Church?

Many people are ‘done’ with the church. “That’s it, I’m out!” is frustratingly called.

According to this article, 30 million have left the church with another 7 million on their heels.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/houston-belief/article/Dones-are-searching-for-a-church-that-s-not-11275034.php

Members don’t want to be told what to think, they want to know it themselves. Why do we believe such and so? What does it mean to know God? Do I know Him?

Unfortunately, the church leadership is acting like their congregations’ hired guns. “Look, you hired us to do this/your job, so please be quiet and respectful while we do it.” It’s also sounding increasingly like a political party: We know what’s best for you!

If the leadership does not know what He wants to say and do, it cannot lead. Instead it’s dictating an increasingly annoying message: We’ve always done it this way, no questions asked. Now let’s sing together, “Give me that old time [or new music & lights] religion, give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me!”

It’s not good enough anymore.

 

People want reality, not theory. They want victory over sin, not defeat. They want to see the Lord work, not merely hearing that He will. They want passion for their Lord and for each other. They want to be able to talk with others about their most besetting issues. They want their days to count!

Instead they’re overlooked, ignored, and even used.

Do the religious authorities of the day have all the answers?

Apparently not, for

  • Christian marriage fares little better than the world’s.
  • addictive behaviors are running rampant. Freedom is so uncommon, it’s almost unknown.
  • the culture has been lost

Has it ever been the religious leaders of the day who have had the answers?

Hasn’t it always been Jesus?

Didn’t He embrace the common people and love them?

Didn’t He mean so much to them that they would willingly die for Him?

 

Give me Jesus.

Lift Him up with me.

Talk with me.

Live with me.

 

At What Price Liberty?

On what price is liberty based?

Truth only.

For if men cannot freely hear, believe, and follow Truth – God Himself, liberty will never be experienced, nor kept.

It is liberty with responsibility to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

It is not the irresponsibility of doing whatever you want that destroys others, country, and yourself.

Destruction is not a protected right.

The world-at-large and The United States of America in particular is facing a crisis.

The crisis is that most people do not know The Truth that only One can rescue them and the nation that they were given.

Many who should know better have conspired to destroy its very foundations by attempting to destroy a man and by kicking-out The Man.

Will you fight for liberty?

Not first physical fighting, which is the last stage, when all else has failed.

It might be argued that God gave us another chance in last year’s election.

Another chance to keep our liberty.

So, what will you do with your chance?

Will you complacently live or will you finally get to know The One Who is your life, Jesus Christ?

If you do not know Him as He wants, your life and liberty are destined to be tread on by the Devil and by men.

However, by being one with God, you will shine forth your personal liberty and the liberty of the great country He gave us.

 

Evolution: Lend-Lease

Lend-Lease was a pre-WW2 US bill by which war and relief materials were exchanged for leasing allied bases.

So, what does Lend-Lease have to do with evolution?

You have been lent everything by which to live – you have a lease on life.

Everything you have, including yourself, is on borrowed time through the hourglass.

Even the ability to learn, apply knowledge and earn a living are gifts.

There’s a point to it all. Neither life, nor you yourself, are accidents of galactic proportions.

 

And as with all leases in life, you owe.

At the end of life’s lease, you do not own yourself.

You existed in a system beyond your control.

The Creator owns it all.

 

We will all appear before the One Who owns life, Who Is that very Life.

Will you have known Him, ignored Him, or rejected Him [or the idea of God]?

There is no recourse, no choice, no avoidance. You will face Him.

At the end of lend-lease you are accountable for what you did with the life that was given to you.

“And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27

 

You were designed in the image of God to be one with Him through His Son Jesus Christ.

Nothing else will truly satisfy you.

 

Did you share with Him, the Creator and Giver of all good things?

He is the Epitome of being free, of living in life and peace.

Would you like to live like this, and to be with the One Who desperately loves you and wants you?

 

If you find yourself alone, apart from Him, with its accompanying stress and depression, let me introduce you to the One Who moved heaven and earth through a cross to show His love to you.

You matter.

All of this was for Him and you enjoying life together.

But, apart from Him, we lose all.

 

“(34) And when He had called the people to Him with His disciples also, He said to them, Whoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. (35) For whoever will save his life shall lose it, but whoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s, shall save it. (36) For what shall it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? (37) Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (38) Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38

 

Please accept His offer of life from the dead, and life forevermore.

 

Hot-Seat Behavior

“They just have to love me, right? No matter what!”

What do you mean, “No matter what?

“Irrespective of how I act!”

 

What does my behavior tell the world about my life in Christ?

It ultimately reflects what I believe about God.

 

If needed, am I to be instructed, corrected, rebuked, reproved (2 Tim 3:16)?

Yes.

Do I give my family and friends the right to do so?

Or, do I fight them? Reject what they have to say?

If I reject them, what does that reveal about me?

It reveals this: If I cannot show Him, then I do not truly know Him, for it’s both inner and outer working.

“(12) Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (13) For it is God Who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13

 

I remember once and early in my military service that our platoon had a “hot-seat” session.

Each, by turns, sat on the chair in the middle while those encircling said what they thought of him.

At minimum, they spoke from observation, impressions.

Each was hopeful for the more positive comments.

It could be pretty brutal.

Never leave a man behind, but let each see how he measures up.

It was useful, for each needed to know how he was perceived.

They needed to be able to count on each, and maybe they couldn’t.

The goal was known, as was each man’s position relative to it.

 

If things aren’t going well for you, I hope it won’t take a hot-seat intervention for you to accept such honesty from your family and friends.

If they truly love you, they do it for your good, not your harm.

If they truly love you, they want a win-win for you and them.

We all win when we accept what we need to hear from the Lord.

“(5) … you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked by Him: (6) for whom the Lord loves He chastens and scourges every son whom He receives. (7) If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father does not chasten? (8) But if you are without chastisement, of which all are sharers, then are you bastards, and not sons. (9) Furthermore we have had earthly fathers who corrected us, and we reverenced them: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live? (10) For they certainly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but He does it for our profit, that we might be sharers of His holiness. (11) Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to them who are exercised by it.” Hebrews 12:5-11

“I Came Up With the Idea of _________.”

The man on the radio said the above sentence, regarding a certain style of discipling.

Brother and sister: you and I come up with nothing.

If God didn’t bring the idea, then it’s the enemy’s.

“I Am the Vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

We originate absolutely 0, nada, nought, nil, null, zero, zilch, zip.

We are no longer just us, as if we’re alone.

We are new creations who are one with Him and who depend on Him.

It’s better to say, and not sounding holier than Thou, “The Lord brought this idea.

Of course, you can only do this, if you actually know Him.

The same is true with a ministry. If it’s not from Him, then it’s not His, no matter how good it may be.