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, February 11, 2011

The Problem of dogs...

"I've heard and read of babies and toddlers who died. Had they broken the ten commandments? I had a dog who died. Did it break the ten commandments? And then of course there's the whole problem that if we die because of our sins, and Jesus paid the price for our sins, and, in fact, undertakers have not been put out of business at all, because death continues to devour the entire human race, Somebody forgot to collect Jesus' payment, which speaks ill of the efficiency of the divine economy..." Steven J.

It makes sense that you come to this conclusion. This is because of your idolatry. The god you don't believe in doesn't exist. You have an erroneous image of God. This was the problem with the religious leaders at the time of Christ.

Think of how Jesus answered them when they asked Him a question about God and the afterlife. They created a scenario about a woman who had seven husbands, each one dying and going to Heaven to wait for his wife. Their big stumper was "In the resurrection, whose wife shall she be?" They thought it was a real "Gotcha!" It wasn’t. Jesus told them that they were in great error, because they neither understood the Scriptures, nor the power of God. And that's your problem.

First, to understand the Scriptures you need the Holy Spirit, who comes via the new birth (see John 3:1-5). If you obey the gospel and repent and trust in Jesus, God will give you the Holy Spirit, who will open the eyes of your understanding and lead you into all truth. Without Him, you are like a man who tries to read a book with the light off.

Second, you don't understand the power of God. As an atheist, set aside your belief for a moment and think about all the massive stars, the beautiful birds, DNA, etc. Don't skip over the thought. Think about how big those stars are, how they float in space, have their own governing laws, etc. Think of all the colorful birds--the structure of their feathers, their amazing fast-moving eyes, their instincts, their little beating hearts, their ability to fly, etc. Think of the incredible structure of DNA and how it works.

If God made those things, then He must be breath-takingly, mind-blowingly (I'm making up words here), awesomely powerful. Then consider the trillions of other utterly amazing things in creation. Hold that thought, and then consider the fact that if He can do all that, He can handle your minor problem of toddlers and dogs.