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Monday, November 11, 2013

What if you're wrong about God?


About a month ago, I told you that I was going to begin merging my Blogs together.  This is the first post in that regard...


What if I told you that the smartest men and women in the world are among some of the dumbest men and women in the universe?  Doesn't make sense you say?  Allow me to put it into perspective...


Let's just say that you were one of the smartest in the world.  Now let me ask you a question.  If I asked you if you knew 100% of everything that there was to know, what would you say?  You'd say "no, of course not".  Well, what about 50% of all there is to know?  Again, you'd have no choice but to say no.  You know that there's countless things you don't know...


For instance:


You don't know how many planets are in the universe...

You don't know why the speed of light has been slowing down...
You don't know how many suns there are...
You don't know what I had for breakfast...
You don't know how to make a single grain of dirt...

So then let's say for the sake of argument (and time) that you knew 25% of everything in the universe that there was to know...  Isn't it possible that God exists within the 75% of everything that you don't know???  If you were truly a smart person, you'd have no choice but to say, "Yes, I suppose it's possible, but I don't believe it to be so"...  You see, NOW we're getting somewhere...


1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV) - But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.


And that's where you say, "Look, belief in a 'god' or a 'higher diety' requires faith.  And I'm just not willing to put my faith in anything that I can't see or touch".  God tells us that even our FAITH is a Gift from Him!


Ephesians 2:8 (NKJV) - For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,


God had Paul tell us this, because He didn't want for us to think that WE were in control of our faith in Him.


The video above is an interview with some of the brightest teachers, scholars, college professors & some of their students.  It shows how even some of the smartest men and women in the world don't know everything.


Remember... Evolution is a THEORY, right?  That's what it's called... It's called "Evolutionary Theory", because there's NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that the belief in evolution is true.  Scientific PROOF, requires that we "Observe something and are able to reproduce the results", because without that, we can't say it's SCIENCE, but merely theoretical.  Yet millions of people every single day place their FAITH in Evolutionary Theory and when you get right down to it, even these scholars and professors are forced to admit the fact that they've been willing to place all of their faith and trust in something that even science can't prove conclusively.  Think about it...


I will pray that each of the people interviewed in this video are called to come to the knowledge and understanding of exactly WHO Jesus Christ actually is, was, and is yet to come!


Trust me.... Once you KNOW God, your faith in Him will no longer be a burden to you.  Once you KNOW God, you won't have any problem trusting Him or placing your faith in Him.  Once you are able to understand that the things that most of us have been taught are not SCIENCE, but merely "our best guesses as to what the truth is", you'll be able to place things into a better perspective than ever before.  LOL...  Our best guesses...  Yeah, the best guesses that leave God out of the equation.


I pray that the video in this Blog entry is a Blessing to you...


Disclosure: Among other things, I also happen to be a graduate and alumni of the School of Biblical Evangelism, but I came upon this video by "accident", and am not posting it here because I was asked to.  I am posting it here because I believe that the teachings that it contains are a powerful tool to help the lost.  The things I learned from this school have served to better prepare me for, and to help me to better carry out my part in the Great Commission.


Pastor Keith is the author of the forthcoming book, "But is it Biblical?", a book written around the idea that, "You're free to believe whatever it is you want to believe... The question is, "Is it Biblical?  Because if it's not, then why are you wasting your time believing it?"  Millions of people every single day are taught things that just aren't true or are lead to believe things about God, Christianity or the Bible that are nonsense!  Pastor Keith likes to tell people. "Look, I'm not here to convert you, I can't make you believe in God, no person can.  But if you make that choice to 'not believe', then at least know with absolute conviction that what you believe is correct!  Because if it's not, your life may actually depend on it!"  To learn more about Pastor Keith or about Silverworks Ministries and his teachings, please visit http://www.ButIsItBiblical.com.


Many of you waste countless hours every single day reading about pop-culture (sports, music, movies, television shows, etc) or where and how to satisfy your lusts and sexual desires.  Is it any wonder that most of us can't fit God into that mix?


Romans 6:12 - Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.


Romans 13:14 - But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.


Galatians 5:17 - For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.


Ephesians 2:3 - among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.


Ephesians 4:22 - that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,


1 Timothy 6:9 - But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.


Titus 3:3 - For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.


1 Peter 1:14 - as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;


1 Peter 2:11 - Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,


1 Peter 4:2 - that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.


2 Peter 2:18 - For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.


2 Peter 3:3 - knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,



Jude 1:16 - These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.




The video is well made and far from boring.  Watch it, you may actually learn something useful that you didn't know!

Seriously...  Of all the things you could be wrong about...  Is this really the thing you want to be wrong about???  Is this really going to be the thing that you dig your heels in on?


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4 comments:

  1. If you are wrong about God, then it is the last mistake you will ever make.

    I like the way the question was phrased too. There are many people that
    are wrong about God that do in fact still believe in God's existence. Believing
    in God and placing you're faith in God are two entirely different things.

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    1. gotsteam,

      You couldn't have worded it any better!
      Using any other words, that's exactly what I'm saying!

      I try to tell people all the time, "If I'm wrong, well, then I'm also certifiably crazy & delusional as well"... So even if I am wrong, I've lost nothing! But if you, being of relatively "sound mind" are wrong, then it's off to H-E-Double Hockey sticks with you...."

      Jesus Warns of Offenses

      Mark 9:42-48 - "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched --- where ' Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.' And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched --- where ' Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.' And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire --- where ' Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.'

      As you have said, simply believing in God's existence isn't enough God gave us His Word (both a name for Jesus Christ and another word for the Bible), so that we could have ABSOLUTE CLARITY about what it is that God wants and expects from us. Instead, most people have taken the Bible and cultivated it to mean something grossly disgusting and perverted, that quite honestly, when put under the scrutiny of someone being lead by the Holy Spirit, just won't stand up!

      Thank you very much for dropping in today gotsteam...

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  2. Loved the video, thanks.

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    1. Thanks gotsteam!

      I hope (at the very least) that someone reading your comment will see that as an affirmation that the video isn't boring... :)

      Thanks for your comments...

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