Friday, October 9, 2015

Can Man Really Fool God, Really? - by Harland R. Huntoon

Since earliest times, man has renounced and defied any power greater than himself.  Yet, in moments of greatest calamity, stress and fear, these very men have uttered contradictory statements affirming the existence of a Higher Power.  Whoever said it, the obnoxious Frenchman Voltaire or the notorious atheist, Bertrand Russell, whose book “Why I Am Not A Christian” only magnified his ignorance, what really matters are the dying words spoken by one of them, “Oh God, if there is a God, save my soul, if I have a soul, from hell, if there is a hell.” 
All Bible believing people can be certain of one thing, for sure, whether Russell or Voltaire spoke, they both now know for sure there is a hell, they both are souls, and GOD IS!

     Throughout time, man’s attempts to discredit God seems endless: he has sought to make images with his hands, call them gods, and even claim some special powers from those carvings of wood or metal. Man has built elaborate places of instruction, packed libraries with man’s theories and doctrines, and called upon God to bless his efforts.  He has been incredibly successful, convincing thousands of other people to join those movements. (you pick names, there are plenty).

     Man in many ways perceives God as but one like himself.  Hence we see sad evidence of such wrong-headed thinking.  Man lies to man and gets away with it.  He concludes he can also lie to his Creator and avoid any negative consequence.
     Man’s documentations of briberies to his fellow man are legion. The common catch-phrase with such folks is “everyone has their price.”  Raise the payout high enough and even the most “saintly” will “come on board.”  But, time catches up with even the most hardcore non-believer.

      So it is, that our goal is to search out the wise, the thoughtful, the ones who ask questions, who think there has to be more but just haven’t yet put the pieces together.  These few will study and rejoice with us, and they will NOT be among the ones of whom Paul wrote: “Nay, but O man who art thou that repliest against God, shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, why has thou made me thus?”-Rom 9:20.


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