Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Secret

Sometimes the world betrays itself and reveals its wicked heart. Take for example an interview with an actor who played a greedy oilman, in a major motion picture. He said of the violent character he played, “What does a man, who has become an animal, do with himself? He immerges out of his burrow.” The interviewer picked up on that, and asked, “When you say that, when a man ‘has become an animal,’ I feel like that’s just coming from within you.” He replied, “Yeah, yeah . . . there’s something appealing about that, for sure.” More probing. “What’s going through your mind in some of those scenes . . . where you kill a man?” He answered, “It’s a secret.” “Do you like to kill a man on camera? Do you enjoy those scenes?” “Yes.” “Why?” “I don’t think I have a good answer for it.” He may not have a good answer for why he secretly loves to kill a man on camera, but the Bible does. Listen to Scripture describe the universal wickedness of the human heart: “Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have practiced deceit. The poison of asps is under their lips. Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:13-18). How true is the testimony of God’s Word. We certainly do “love darkness and hate the light.” However, the Day will come when this actor’s “secret” will be brought into the light. May he come to the Savior before that terrible Day.