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 12, 2009

A Question for Atheists.

Do you think fire existed before man discovered it? Of course it did. Even though no one had ever seen it, but it was a hidden reality (within the laws of nature).

It is interesting to note that fire only manifests itself when it has something to consume. If there is nothing material or no oxygen left for it to burn, its rage dissipates, and it disappears from our sight.

The Bible continually likens the justice of God to a "consuming fire." It is passive until there is injustice. However, don’t make the tragic mistake of thinking that it doesn't exist just because you can't see it. And don't be deceived into thinking that the patience of God is a sign that He has no knowledge of your sins. The day will come when the Law of God will manifest in rage upon everything that is evil. The justice of God will come "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . " (2 Thessalonians 1:8).

You may be familiar with Moses and the burning bush. It raged with fire, and yet the bush wasn’t consumed: "And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed" (Exodus 3:2). As Moses approached the bush, God told him to take off his shoes (a gesture of humility) because the land on which he stood was holy ground. As he did so, he was allowed to approach God, and he wasn’t consumed for his sins.

God (in His kindness) has made a way where we may approach Him and not be consumed by the wrath of His Law. He did it by becoming a human being and receiving the fire of His wrath upon Himself, so that it wouldn’t have to fall on guilty sinners. He paid the fine so that we could leave the courtroom. God can legally dismiss our case. So humble yourself today and approach God through the blood of the cross, and He will dismiss your case and allow you to live: "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: for our God is a consuming fire" (Hebrews 12:28-29).