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.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I Forgot Something Important

After I posted the words: “For the Record: I hope you atheists and evolutionists realize that we eventually win. Read the last chapter of the Book,” I was amazed at the responses: “...not really sure what we're even talking about.” “Win what?" “The last chapter of which book?” "We win? Win what? You think this is some kind of a sport?”

The reaction was a sobering reminder of who and what we are dealing with in this blog. The god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe (see 2 Corinthians 4:3-4). It reminded me of the fact that atheists are truly blind as to what's really going on.

The Book of Revelation (the "last chapter of the Book") predicts the future. It was written around the latter half of the first century, and it predicted things that would "shortly" come to pass. Some believe most of it was fulfilled throughout the last 1900 years as history unfolded, others (the contemporary Church) know little of that interpretation, and believe that little or none of it has yet come to pass. Whatever the case, as usual God has hidden these predictions in rich symbolism, from those proud folks who consider themselves wise.

But more than that, the Bible firstly tells us what to do to come to know the immortal God of the Universe, and then confirms the radical experience of conversion. It tells us why we feel completely new, why we suddenly love God, and why we have a peace that surpasses understanding and a joy that is unspeakable. It explains, among many other things, about the fellowship of the Holy Spirit and how He leads us into all truth, etc.

We know that whatever is left unfulfilled in the Book of Revelation, will come to pass because we can see throughout history the perfect fulfillment of other biblical prophecy.

How incredible it is to actually know the future. We know that we win the battle--the "argument" about the existence of God, the reality of Heaven and Hell, the sinner’s terrible eternal danger, and the fact that we have found everlasting life through repentance and faith in the Savior.

We don't say this to gloat. There will be no consolation in saying, "We told you so!" And the reason we try to persuade people to repent isn't because we are insecure in our argument (what a ridiculous thought). All we want is for them to humble themselves and come across to the winning side.