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Monday, December 14, 2020

God Vs. the Universe | Ultimate Rebellion |


God Vs. the Universe


   Let us begin with a simple, reasonable question- can a created thing compete with the one who created it?

Can one whom draws power and resource then turn to the donor from which he draws and boast of his own?

One is inanimate, the other the source of life.

One, a reflection of the genius and creativity of the artist, is a canvas by which the creator garners glory and esteem.

“To God be the Glory,” Indeed.

    In more grounded terms, it would seem preposterous (altogether fictional!) for a computer to outsmart the computer scientist who programmed it. (Jingle Jangle, anyone?) It would seem laughable to imagine a painting relishing in the praise of its beauty, with no regard for the one who painted it.

   And yet this is, it seems, the climate of our current culture. We the created, the programmed, the fragile creation rebel against our Creator. Even more outrageously, we, the created, have chosen to replace the creator with another created object!

   But this irrational tension, this reinforced resistance between the truth and the lie, wrestles within the will of much of mankind! And as a child biting the hand of the one who feeds them, we resist our Creator, naively embracing fallacy instead. Less innocent and cherubic is the result- a sometimes irrevocable separation from Him! Isaiah warns,

“  Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.” Isaiah 45:9

It seems, in plainest terms, that we ought not wrestle with one as mighty as He!

     And yet every day- with increasing fervor- we, the created, muse in earshot of our creator that we have made ourselves. “Self-made,” we like to boast.

We- who had absolutely no control or choice in our existence, nor the way we were made- steal the glory of His creative work and refuse to give him credit.

“A natural beauty,” or natural anything for that matter, ought to give God praise!

 A ‘gifted individual” ought to thank the source!

But alas, we do not. We thank ourselves, who took no part in the giving.

We worship ourselves, we worship each other, and so God said it would be;

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 1:25


    But the question of why remains glaring and pronounced, looming in the shadows of righteous thinking.

     Why do such a foolish thing?

     Isn’t it plain that we, as children, can only earn merit in learning about what He has created, and are limited to create only from what He has given? In absolute truth there is nothing new that we can create, for everything we use was first given by him! It is only through that which he has supplied that we fashion anything at all! As children building with Legos, we build our lives and our world with his pieces.

       The obviousness of this point is not lost to serendipity, but the Bible states that it IS obvious, because the truth of God’s power presents itself in undisputable clarity!

    Of those who were originally rebellious, the Bible says it was not because they did not know God, but because through vanity they decided that they would not glorify him as God, and as a result their foolish hearts became darkened;

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”

– Romans 1:20,21

     As they continued down the twisted road of vanity, the Bible says that “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Doesn’t this sound accurate? For it is often those in glorified secular positions who boldly refuse to call God, God.

    Digging deeper still, there is a way that we have about us, a way that not only desires to discredit God, but to ascribe His glory to another deity. In vanity, we attribute anything- everything- to anyone other than God.

Anything. A great bang! Anything…a monkey!

     As rabid and sick animals we seek to devour our own Begetter.

 He remains unaccredited in science for the force and energy of the Universe that He created.

He remains unmentioned in his history books, and HIStory they ban from schools.   

    He remains innominate in moments of great success, an unmentionable and unsavory name of which no one will specifically name. Originally, it was the name Jesus they refused to say, accepting a more ubiquitous title of God, because, for all we knew it could be god. But now, even his title, God, is unsavory. After all, god still has the implication of God, and could easily be construed as such.

     But now, universe. We thank the Universe. There it is. Big enough to seem bigger than us, and yet not a God in the real sense of the word. Big enough to include everyone, yet not tangible enough to complicate our lives.

Universe. It allows me to believe that I am still in control, and yet feign humility when I want to convey spirituality.

    But at its very core, this is very wicked.

 For refusing to attribute all these things is not only anti-Christ, but in truth, robbery. It is also foolish and the path to a reprobate mind.

     Continuing in Romans, we are warned that as we continue down the path of self-glorification and soft atheism we will become a slew of other things,

“…And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” – Romans 1:29

   There it is- written in Holy script!

   When we remove God we remove the moral backbone, because He is righteousness. Literally.

   When we remove Jesus, we have nothing to measure morality by. And as the bible woefully writes in the book of Judges, “Every man will do (did) what was right in his own eyes”. We begin to judge ourselves by ourselves, and “professing ourselves to be wise, we become fools.”

     As our society moves deeper into rebellion and fulfillment of the scriptures, the bottom line comes into focus- stomp out God, so that we can do what we want! We desire to live according to the lust of our flesh, and to do so condemnation free.

   It is also from this point that we taste the fruit of our choices.

  As we push to overthrow the Biblically derived justice system, we smell the first scents of lawlessness. Hopelessness, despair, and depression rise as we stick out our hands to be handcuffed with the shackles of perversion and iniquity. The babes of vanity will rise into raging beasts, released on our own volition. The full consequences of rejecting Jesus Christ lurk ahead.

     In the end, the Creator wins. Did we think it any different? In the end, God will take back His glory. It will be his name, that name that they cursed and swore by, that name which they made mockery of- Jesus- that will be dominant, forefront, looming.

 And at His name, all of His created things will cease rebellion, and ALL will bow.

    The next time you hear the foolish accredit anything to the created universe, I pray that these words ring in your mind. For you see, the devil doesn’t care who you bow to, albeit cat, a statue, the universe, or your own self. As long as it isn’t God.

Noisy For God    



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