What think ye, then? How are we to navigate the battleground of truth and error? The battle still rages on between unseen forces for the very souls of men, now, in our time, and in the centuries past. Whom will ye worship; of whom will ye listen to? What will ye believe?
There is a book, an indestructible book, that has withstood the violent attacks of the “enemy,” and still remains whole and pure, the world’s best-selling book, ever! God loved us so much that He revealed Himself in written print, so that we may truly know Him. He spoke the words He wanted known to His chosen writers over the centuries, and they faithfully wrote down word for word God’s manuscript, without error, as guided by God, the Holy Spirit. What think ye then, the Holy Bible, the written word of God? This living, life-giving book, can be found in every land and nation of the world; in every language and dialect , culture and tribe! It is a book many unbelievers seek to look into; a book believers discount or attack. Yet this same precious book is treasured and loved unto eternity by countless faithful, believing followers, Jews and Gentiles alike. Just here, in this “book” and its contents, the battle furiously rages, in homes, seminaries, churches and thousands of other places, the book of light and life: to read or not to read; to believe or not to believe; to believe all or some; to discard the first half, and only accept the latter? Therefore, now, what think ye?
Man will do everything he can to try to explain the earth and the heavens. He will explore the solar system and universe with great telescopes and can find no end…and, rather than searching God’s Word and giving Him the praise and glory, no, he will exhaust his fertile imagination and come up with incredible explanations (theories) outside the realm of God, with man, instead of God at the center. There was, he insists, an enormous explosion in ancient times that left the debris that we know today as our solar system and the universe! But if you will read the Book of Genesis, the book of beginnings, and believe, you will see that God created everything, everything, in six days. That’s exactly what He said; that’s exactly what He did! You don’t need an explanation; you wouldn’t understand anyway, for you are just a man. God spoke everything into existence out of nothing!
He said, “Let there be light: and there was light.” He spoke into existence the Heaven and Earth, the seas and dry land. And He said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.” God created the sun and the moon next, and the stars, to rule over the day and the night. Then came fish and all things that swim in the seas, followed by fowls (winged birds); then came cattle, creeping things, and beasts, all after their own kind! And then came the crowning act of God’s creation: “man.”
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:…” “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them…and God blessed them…” What if these very first spoken words of God were seen and taught everywhere, ingrained in our memory, words seen in our homes, school, workplace, as we leave and as we come in, and as prepare for sleep, and as we awake? What then of attitude and disposition? What then of kindness and love? But forces are at work that attack this: “Yea, hath God said…?” We should know where it comes from and be on guard. But, what think ye?
And just as the entire Bible is God’s Plan of the Ages in sequence and chronological order, so He, and He alone, created the heaven and the earth, the “US” and the “Holy Spirit,” the “ONE GOD,” the Triune God. There is no other! For later, in God’s Scriptures, He reveals Himself as LORD, the One who men can see and live, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Then, in the New Testament, during the ministry of Jesus, He is revealed as the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit. Only God sent His only begotten Son to save sinners, to die for our sins so that we might be forgiven and reconciled to the Father:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
All other “gods” are false, man-made, and of demonic origin by the Tempter. He has many other names and descriptions: he is the great liar, the cleaver one, the deceptive one, the Dragon, the Devil, even Satan! But you will not believe the Bible and what is written of him and his plan against God, and God’s people, and the reat of mankind! Satan never sleeps nor rests; he is the fallen cherub, who comes as a roaring lion, or an ‘angel of light!
And so, as we travel the centuries of time, we know that Book, the Holy Bible, records that the Son of God, called Yeshua, Jesus, who is the Messiah, the Christ, died on the cross, and was buried, and on the third day He arose from the dead. Then, as his disciples looked on, He ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of the Father. And as it is written and believed, He will come again in great power and glory!
He created the Gentiles, the Jews, and the Christians. He created His church, and the followers of Jesus Christ, are called Christians. All who confess, who truly believe on the Lord, Jesus Christ, Gentiles and Jews alike, shall be saved; they shall be resurrected unto eternal life with Him. We can and do know the future, for it too is written in the pages of the Word of God, His Holy Scriptures. I know what I believe and look for for; but, what think ye?