Commentary By: Gordon King
I have recently received much feedback from a recent post that I wrote about science proving God. It seems to have stirred much controversy and ill feelings towards me and God, but maybe that’s a good thing.
First of all, I am no scientist nor have I ever claimed to be. However, it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that every physical thing in this universe is in a state of decay! If not then please someone tell me what is not. Even a new-born baby is headed for decay, as he or she grows older and closer to death, receives negative input from the world, and suffers injuries throughout his or her life. You could even go as far as to say that a new-born baby is as close to physical perfection as we will ever get in this life time.
I am not perfect, never claimed to be, and never said that I was. I make mistakes just like everyone else does, I sin, and sometimes I do things on my own instead of following God’s lead. These things I know about myself. I do not consider myself better than anyone, nor do I believe that I am holier than the next, and I know that God still has a lot of work left to do inside of me! In fact, I would say that I am probably not as good a Christian as most that I know.
What I write in my posts are my beliefs of the truth, and why I believe them to be true. No one has to agree with me, that is your choice and I respect that. Many people in the world worship other gods in different religions, and that is their choice, I respect that also. Even homosexuals have a choice to make, and although I do not agree with their choices, I agree with their choice to make them! However, I will continue to voice my beliefs and my faith in God Almighty. Even other believers in Jesus Christ may not agree with everything that I write or believe in to be the truth, and I respect their opinions, yet I still believe what I believe to be the truth.
I love everyone, and I pray that the good LORD gives me a heart more like His! I want nothing but the best for all people in the world, sinners and saved alike. I am very passionate about what I write and why I write it, and I believe at times it comes across to some people as being hateful and intolerant. Some things that I write shake people up, and perhaps it should. There are people who come to this site who are not believers, nor do they come seeking God. Instead they come condemning and attempt to tear down my faith and beliefs. However, I do believe that God has brought them here for other reasons, perhaps to convict them of their sins, perhaps to give them a chance to hear the truth!
There is something changing, not only in the world today, but also in myself! I am not sure yet just what it is, but I do not feel the same. I love God with all of my heart, and ask Him to help me to love Him more each day. Perhaps He is sanctifying me in some way in which I am not accustomed to, or perhaps I am making some sort of leap in my faith, I just don’t know because it feels different to me. I seem to be seeing things a little differently now then I have in the past, and I pray to God that it is a good thing!
God loves everyone, all people, all across the world! He loves us all, yet I do believe that once we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, then He holds us in a special place in His heart!
I wish no ill regard towards anyone, and I desperately wish for the salvation of all! Yet, I know in my heart that not all will choose to know Christ, nor will all agree with me and my beliefs. Some will choose to believe in other gods, some to follow the world view and worldly ways, and I respect their decision. I used to believe that I could change people’s minds, that I could talk them into believing in God, but I cannot! I cannot, and it is not my place to do so either. Only God Almighty can do that.
What I can do is show them the love that Christ has shown me. I can treat them with kindness, with respect, and with forgiveness! These are things I can do.
Many of us have and do suffer from pain, trials, and tribulations. We live day in and day out enduring what has come upon us, living the best that we can in a world full of sin. At one time I believed that being a Christian meant living a life free from pain and suffering, that once you were saved you would live a life full of happiness without sorrows. This has not been the case for me, in fact, I would say that the closer I get to God, the more I go through. However, I also know that God is with me, that He has given me a joy in my heart, and reassurance that He will help me through all things!
God has created a beautiful world for us to live in, full of His mighty works. We should stop and rest, taking time to enjoy the things that God has made. Even though the world is full of evil and darkness, there are still things in this world which God has made for us, things which deserve our admiration, things which He wants us to enjoy. A beautiful sunset over the ocean, tall evergreens covering a mountain, clouds in the sky floating in a blue sky, a butterfly fluttering in the air, or perhaps even the stillness of the day! When I spend a little time outdoors under the sunshine I feel energized and renewed, as if my batteries have been recharged. We should thank God for what He has done and what He has made!
Does it really matter what scientists say when we can see it and sense it for ourselves? Does it matter if the universe was created with a “Big Bang” or not? When we are born again, then we know God, we have experienced His Spirit, and we know for ourselves that God is real! Isn’t this enough? It is for me! He has saved me from so many bad experiences in life that I have lost count! He has forgiven me of sins so many times that it is impossible for me to remember them all. He has saved me, changed me, given me a new life! He gives me visions and dreams, leads me, guides me, and helps me all along the way. He blesses me, heals me, comforts me, and loves me! What more do I need?
All physical things in this world are in a state of decay, this is true whether you believe it or not! The only thing in this world which are not in decay are the born-again spirit and the Spirit of God! Once you are saved you are given a new spirit, a living and eternal spirit, a spirit which will never get old, never decay, and will live forever with God! Isn’t that sort of funny? Everything which is temporary in this world is decaying. Yet, the things which are eternal are not! Eternal things are in a state of regeneration and renewal, you cannot say that about anything in the physical world.
The world view does not see things the same way as believers in Jesus Christ. Believers in Jesus Christ see things from a heavenly view, or at least they should. The eternal is more real than the physical, this is true, and it lasts forever! Believe in God or not, it’s your choice. Believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, or not, the choice is yours to make, no one will force you, no one will make you believe, only you and God can do that!
God loves you, I love you! We only want the best for you. Please don’t turn your back on God, at least think about accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!