How big and bad does something vile need to be to destroy a righteous Man?
Like a single ant on a pebble in the Rocky Mountain Range.
What then is the state of affairs for a wicked man?
Will you really then continue in your way until you were called to give account of yourself to God? Really, will you let your mind relegate the Judgment to the category called religion (conveniently forgetting and pushing aside the things that matter most)?
If you stand condemned for the things that you have done in the past, why add to it by not listening to Him today?
The judgment of God does not sleep. The gospel does not go silent. And your life continues as you choose to make it.
The Judgment of God will be like an F-5000 tornado. There will be no place to hide. And there will be nothing left untouched.
Let those who decide to be vile, continue then to be vile. But let those who can hear, hear with sobriety.
What’s called an argument can have two meanings. One is a volatile debate between two people who are not willing to see eye to eye. No, this is a bad thing. The other can be referred to as a substantiation of something true. Yeah, that’s what I’m about to do.
The arguments for Christ are irrefutable. They can be denied, but that’s always at our loss. They can be taken wrong; that is to say, they can be taken personally as an offense. But that’s to misunderstand the entire purpose of such an argument.
Here’s an interesting argument for Christ.
The young man is out to seek a wife. He’s a good looking young boy, so there’s a lot of very beautiful and talented women who want his company. What should he choose?
If he considers himself an ugly and useless young man he’ll choose wisely. But if what he’s looking for his beauty and talent and lots of joyful unions, he’ll choose wrong.
When a man or woman except the gospel of Christ, they are taken into the house of Christ. From that vantage point they are shown numerous marvelous things. They become part of the bride of Christ. Then they are sent out into the world to be useful to their husband. They are to help him add to his bride.
What if they consider themselves beautiful and talented? Won’t they become just as useless to their husband as all the beautiful women who chased after the young man?
By rationale, they say, “We can perceive the eternal things by the work of our own hands. We don’t need Christ Jesus to see God.”
Then what is the use of Christ’s sacrifice? What is the use of God the father elevating his Holy Son to first of all creation? Why has he said to us, “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to God but through me.”
If a man can save himself by the work of his own hands why did God bother to suffer for our sake? If the work of our hands can bring us near to God, then we don’t need Christ! SUCCESS! Right?
Tim Linhart is famous for his ice music. A friend of mine says we should go and see this. So I looked it up.
I will not go and see it. The what he has done is interesting and wonderful. But in his explanation he attributes spiritual aspects he has no right to attribute. He says that since we are made with melted water we find a connection to spiritual things through the music of ice. Really?
Is there a door to eternity that a man may pass through by the work of his own hands? Or is the spiritual emphasis only found in the imagination of a man with some talent to wield sharp objects against ice? And, if self-salvation can be achieved through ice, why not cow pies too?
Read the Gospel. You determine for yourself what is true and what is imagination. The entirety of eternity is at stake in such presumably small details. Either Christ is King or he is of no value.