Ready or Not #6. “Without Excuse.”

Ready or Not #6. “Without Excuse.”

We should not be surprised when the Bible is viewed by many “as just another collection of ancient myths and wise sayings.” However, since the Bible is so much a part of the DNA of Western thinking, it cannot be easily wished away. Instead, wherever possible, unbelievers will happily downgrade the Bible to a book of children’s tales; stories to be “grown out of,” like Santa Claus and the Tooth fairy.

This is nothing new. Even preachers have been guilty of mythologising scripture in order to avoid being thought “unscientific.” But given some of what is being passed off as “science” these days, I would caution my preaching brothers to think twice when presented with new “facts” that supposedly contradict the scriptures.

With that being said, no one is glorifying ignorance at any level. The hallmark of a Christian is their enquiring mind. They wonder at the complexities of God’s creation—especially in His interaction with man. Their fascination with new discoveries causes them to imagine living lives that were once the impossible dreams of past generations.

It is true that the world has made great strides in technology, but that which is inside of a man has not changed in 6000 years. Whether you live in a mansion or a tent, along with the rest of us, you question your origin, your purpose, and your destiny. The believer finds the answers to these questions in the God of the Bible. The unbeliever looks elsewhere.

God’s witnesses—creation, conscience, and the Bible—are available to those who seek Him.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

Get ready for Jesus’ return. He’s coming—Ready or not!

John Staiger


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