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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ants and Atheists

Ray, Why are so many of the things you speak (write) of, unspeakable? Craig

Think of a colony of ants. By some miracle you are able to go down and speak to them. Your job is to tell them that there’s a universe out there, and that life is more than just what they see as their little colony.

Your first hurdle is their concept of the word "big." To them, a tennis ball is massive, so how are you going to communicate what you know about the universe? I would say that all you can do it draw on any and every part of your vocabulary, inadequate though that would be.

The Christian has the same frustration with the colony of this godless world. They have no concept of anything when it comes to the spiritual world. When I say "God" my mind sees the most incredible, most powerful, most breathtakingly wonderful, awesome, magnificent, unimaginable force that words fall infinitely short of describing. They think of the flying spaghetti monster. The Bible puts it this way:

"The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God; neither can he know them; they are foolishness to him because they are spiritually understood."

Actually, the ant analogy fell way short. Add to it that they are blind, hungry, aggressive, and swarming fire ants, and you get a little closer to the unspeakable problem we have.