In offering to take a soul who I deemed either lost or on the fence under my mentorship of the faith, I was rebuffed with the comment, “well, you can’t prove it; one way is as right as the other! Really?
Proof? Either some great, higher power put all things together or they just came about by pure chance! You, my friend, with your very being and intelligence, to see, to speak, to think, to understand, to communicate with others, to breath…why, you are just a random product of the mud that somehow got here at this time, right? Or were you created in the image of God for His glory and purpose, planned and given to you what you possess?
Or look around. For, “the heavens and earth declare the glory of God.” Who made all things? Yet the fool has said in his heart, there is no God! So you then believe all the wonderment of nature and its working together in perfect harmony is just an accident?
The Holy Bible says it is God’s word written to man! In it all things are explained. But if you don’t believe, than you can easily accept the chance and randomness and no purpose of life, just a slug moving along in the mud! But it’s all there! How GOD created everything out of nothing by His spoken word, “Let there be.” And in an instant, it was! In six days He created…and after the seventh day, human history began…the first man and woman on earth, created by God, adult, the ability to speak and write, to feel, touch, see, act, move, love, do…just like you now! Was there a world-wide flood that destroyed all living things and transformed the earth to what we see and know today? Yes! Were eight people and groups of animals saved on a very large boat called the Ark, that God gave instructions to make? Yes! When the water receded and the earth was dry, did mankind start over from the three sons of Noah and their wives? Yes! Why can’t historians and archeologists go back in history to find written records and dwellings of human civilization no more than 4,000 years from the time of Christ? If there were no great flood or something of equal proportion that happened over 6,000 years ago from our time, than you would expect to find all kinds of evidence for older civilizations and culture dating more than what we know as proof of evidence! There was a Babylon! The people of the Bible were real living people of their time! There was and is a man named Jesus of Nazareth who claimed to be God, who was crucified and resurrected from the dead! It’s all in the Bible. But if you have no faith, if you do not believe, if you do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for our sins, and that believing, we might be forgiven and have eternal life with Him, then, sadly, you are lost!
Proof is seeing and believing. The proof is in your faith! Or, if not, like the ancient pagans, eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die, and that’s it! Nothing more! Here today, gone tomorrow! Blackness! No life after death! No salvation for sinners, and we are all sinners, and none of us good, really…Just some slug in the mud of chance who wants “proof” so maybe he can believe, if he can believe! Still…doubt!
May God, the Holy Spirit convict these wandering souls with the power to believe. May it be so.
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.