There seems to be no limit to the foolish ideas people will embrace in an attempt to escape accountability to God.
I was reading a blog about the many twisted ideas men have about what God is like. The blog was essentially saying we can’t really know God. Of course, this claim ignores both natural revelation and special revelation (the Holy Bible).
One comment in response to that blog included the following statement.
“There is no difference in claiming the universe always existed or God always existed…” He was saying no First Cause was needed.
My first thought was, “That’s not true because the universe is showing signs of age and decay, whereas, God is eternal! But, not wanting to make a statement which would require extensive documentation, I decided to just leave it to God’s quick and powerful word. So, I posted the following quotes and left it at that.
18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.
19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.
20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.
22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.
28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.
32 … Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, forbearing, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? Romans 2:4
Friends, we were not born into darkness, but into light. God created light before He created man for a reason. He wanted us to know the truth about our relationship with Him!
Adam and Eve opened their eyes for the very first time looking into the eyes of the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ who had just formed them and breathed into them the breath of life!
They had daily fellowship with Jesus in the Garden of Eden. He regularly came in a physical body and talked with them in the cool of the day. He taught them what they needed to know and He instructed them in the ways of righteousness.
Since they were without sin, the only restriction required of them was to avoid doing something that would break their relationship with God. And, as we know, that meant not eating from only one tree in their garden. Everything they needed for life, health and happiness had been amply provided for them.
They lived in the light of God’s loving presence and provision. They had no questions unanswered. They had no needs unmet. They had no natural inclination to disobey God or to care about one tree out of so many. Nothing within them shunned the light. They were fulfilled.
That is, until a beautiful creature in the garden tempted them to question God’s Word and God’s goodness.
You know what happened. And foolish people have been questioning God’s Word and God’s Goodness ever since.
You’ve heard the questions. You may even have questions. If so, I urge you to read the Bible for yourself. It is God’s living Word. If you read it with an honest heart, an open mind and a seeking spirit. You will find Jesus speaking to your heart just as He spoke with Adam and Eve. He wants you to know Him.
There is no reason to have foolish ideas about God when you can know Him.
You might want to start with the Gospel of John.
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13
May you know Him is my prayer for you!