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.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dirt is Just Dirt

"Ray, I assume you must be a bit shell-shocked from your recent debate. I'll let it slide that the bulk of elements which comprise the human body are primarily found in the air, not the soil (carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen). But Ray, are you honestly affirming the case that all the ingredients to produce life were present on Earth before life existed?" Prester John

Definitely not. Dirt is just dirt. It has no life at all. The life came from the source of all life--God: "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being" (Genesis 2:7).

You are a living being. Your life is invisible (your soul). When that soul leaves the body in which it lives, no one will see it leave. Your doctor may just say "This man is now dead," but he won’t see your life pass into eternity. He will make that assessment because your life has left your body. Again, God is the source of that life. When someone becomes a Christian they are "born" of the Spirit of God (see John 3:3-5). The Holy Spirit abides in them--they receive the life of God.

If you carefully study the words of Jesus, you will notice that He continually made the incredible claim that He was the very source of life: "I am the way the truth and the life," "I am the resurrection and the life," "I have come that they might have life," etc. The Bible says of Him: "In Him was life," "Christ, who is our life," and "He that has the Son has life."

So when you reject Jesus Christ, you are rejecting the most valuable thing in the universe. Life. And why do you reject eternal life? Because you love your sin. See John 3:19-20 for details.