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, September 10, 2010

Very Slow Driver...

A woman tells the story of her husband driving home, when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit even though he knew that he was not speeding. Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area once more, but the traffic camera again flashed.

He tried a fourth and fifth time with the same results and was now laughing as the camera flashed while he rolled past at a snail's pace. Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.*

Such is the case with the skeptic. He is so sure that he has the Law of God figured, that he laughs at it. How could God send him to Hell for not believing in Him! How could He damn anyone to eternal torture for petty little sins? And he is right on both counts. God will not damn anyone for not believing in Him, and no one will go to Hell for petty little sins. Like the silly husband who was so confident that he was in the right, they are making a huge mistake. They think that the Law of God only judges actions.

In their willful ignorance they don’t realize that it also focuses on the secret thought-life: "Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another; In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel" (Romans 2:15-16). No one will get away with the slightest violation of the Law of God, and there is nothing "petty" about any sin against God.

He doesn't require an intellectual acknowledgment to His existence. He requires obedience to His command. Nothing is hidden from His all-seeing eye, and as with the slow-brain and ignorant husband, every time anyone sins--in thought or deed, he stores up the wrath of the Law that will be revealed on the Day of Judgment. Get the picture?--The ticket is in the mail. Yet, for those who obey the gospel, the ticket was paid in full on a cross 2,000 years ago, such is the mercy of God.

* This story is probably no more than a joke.