Dare 2B Daring - July 11, 2018
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“Given the lethal enormity of sin and the inestimable value of a single soul, a baby in a manger and a man on a cross makes more sense that anything else I will ever be able to possibly imagine.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
It happens more often than you would think…
I post a faith-based comment on Facebook and someone feels compelled to mock me, my faith and worst of all, my God. Usually, the “troller” says something snarky about the “pixie in the sky” or makes some other disparaging and slanderous statement about God.
The God that created them. The God that loves them. The God that sent His Son to die on their behalf.
I’m not sure what motivates people to engage in such rude behavior. I mean, if you want to persist in your atheism or agnosticism, that’s up to you. But for some reason, these same people who preach “tolerance” are intolerant of other people’s faith. It irks them to no end that you believe in God and claim to have a personal relationship with Him through His Son.
Not content to agree to disagree, they lash out in anger, often resorting to profanity to drive home their point. Initially, I may try to extend God’s grace to them. Mostly, I simply ignore them. As a last resort, I “unfriend” them.
I guess it all boils down to this: I know in my spirit that the Bible is true, that Jesus is real, and that salvation is attainable only through personal faith in Him. No man-made theory or new scientific discovery can shake – or confirm, for that matter – what I already know in my heart to be true.
Sadly, and for some inexplicable reason, that drives them crazy!
Please join me in praying for those who are so hostile to God, His Word, and His Church. Don’t let them get under your skin and resist the urge to answer evil for evil. Remember that someday they will be convinced of God’s existence. Tragically, for many of them, it will be too late.
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 (NKJV)
- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President