Wednesday, March 30, 2011


We are battling “atheists” in the wrong arena. It has been the arena of their choosing: the arena of deception. And as we do battle there, they are systematically trying to take God out of America, and they are walking right into our schools and destroying our children. Enough is enough. Let’s do battle in the arena of our choosing: the arena of Truth.

In Psalm 14:1 it is written, “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

The Word of God says that the person says it, not that they believe it.

John 1:9 says, “The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.”

No person is without the revelation of God.

John 15:18 says, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first.”

It is impossible for someone to hate Christians without first hating Jesus. And it is impossible for someone to hate someone that they don’t believe exists.


(Have you been in those mind twisting, frustrating debates and arguments with professed “atheists” trying to prove to them that God exists? God set me free from that. It’s not your responsibility to prove the existence of God. It’s God’s responsibility. And He’s already done it. He has proven His existence through Creation, Conscience, and Christ, the Word of God.

You no longer have to try to prove the existence of God, but only to inform professed “atheists” that they already know God is there, God knows that they know, and He’s holding them accountable.)

Romans 1:18-20

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has make it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Creation proves the existence of God.

Romans 2:14-16

(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.) This will take place on the day when God will judge men’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

Your conscience proves the existence of God.

Romans 10:18

But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did:

“Their voice has gone out into all the earth,

their words to the ends of the world.”

Christ, the Word of God, proves the existence of God.

Since God gives witness of His existence to every person, no person can honestly say they do not believe there is a God.

So what is really going on?

Psalm 2:1-3

Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth take their stand

and the rulers gather together

against the Lord

and against his Anointed One.

“Let us break their chains,” they say,

“and throw off their fetters.”

(Rebellion against God is what really is going on.)

What is God’s response to this rebellion?

Psalm 2:4-9

The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

“I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will proclaim the decree of the Lord:

He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.

Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

(The One you are rebelling against will still be enthroned as King. God’s purposes will prevail regardless of any rebellion.)

God, in his grace, now gives you a choice.

Psalm 2:10-12

Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned you rulers of the earth.

Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way,

For his wrath can flare up in a moment.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

(A person can either continue in rebellion and be destroyed, or they can take refuge in Christ and escape God’s wrath.)

So, here’s the deal:

They know God is there, and He knows they know. And He’s holding them accountable.

For whatever reason, they are in rebellion against Him. It’s okay to talk to Him about why, but it’s not okay to continue in their rebellion.

He’s giving them the opportunity to turn away from this rebellion and turn to Christ.

The decision is theirs. But they must make one—stay in their rebellion and face destruction, or repent and find refuge in Christ.

But we must not let them continue to wage their battle in deception. They can’t take God away from us, and they can no longer seek to destroy out children.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Full Circle

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things. (Romans 2:1)

A few days ago I heard a sister in Christ rebuke her husband for saying something negative about another brother in Christ. My initial thought was how could she rebuke him for that and at the same time be in the habit of publicly disrespecting her husband (who is her brother in Christ)?

This led me to several days of thinking. How come her husband seemed to not care about her well being, but would rebuke me if he thought I weren’t taking care of my wife? How could I mentally rebuke him for not taking care of his wife, when I wasn’t always looking out for the best interests of my own wife?

At least in my sphere of influence, there seems to be a lot of this going on. We become judgemental toward others when they mistreat their spouses, or another brother or sister in Christ, but we don’t think it is important to respect and love the ones closest to us.

What I believe the Holy Spirit revealed to me is that when I’m doing right in a certain area of my life, it is less likely that I will judge someone else who is having a problem in this area.

But when I’m quick to judge someone else, that is a good indicator that I’m doing the same thing. When I find myself being quick to judge, that is a good time for me to stop and pray that our Father would reveal to me what I’m doing wrong and how to change it.

James said, “I will show you my faith by what I do.” (James 2:18)

It is better for me to let my deeds preceed my words. Better yet, let my love for my wife be such an example, that words are not needed.