I heard myself say, “What good would it do?”
A question was asked on my Facebook feed and many chimed in. I wanted to. I typed in 3 or 4 different comments and erased them before I let out my “What good would it do?” And then I came here. Perhaps I think here I will do some good. Oh somewhere please let me do some good!
Here’s the problem. We can read our Bibles until we wear the print off the pages but until we are CHANGED from the inside out to conform to those Words we have read, we have not believed what we read. Case in point: when we consider ourselves entertained by and find ourselves extolling the carnal exhibitions of the un-redeemed as awesome – we are messed up!
And speaking of messed up, some stuff I read today has really messed with me!
Americans of all ages are growing more skeptical about the Bible, according to the study. More than 1 in 5 (22%) said they were skeptical of the Bible’s claims in 2016, more than double the 10 percent who were skeptical in 2011. source
And the article went on to say this:
While three-quarters of Americans believe that Jesus literally rose from the dead (a finding ABS and Barna call “remarkable”), fewer believe that a historical Daniel survived the lions’ den (65%), that Moses actually parted the Red Sea (64%), or that David literally killed Goliath with his slingshot (63%). same source
And I said let me get this straight. Three-quarters of Americans believe JESUS rose from the dead. Really?! Three-quarters of Americans believe that JESUS CHRIST the very Son of GOD was graveyard dead, heart stopped beating, brain stopped functioning, no pulse, stone cold dead and then in three days His heart is beating again and His is out of that grave alive and well, walking, talking, laughing and eating with His disciplines. Three-quarters of all Americans believe that?!
Then how come this place is in such a hellish mess if so many of us believe this?
And. And. Get this! They purportedly believe that JESUS arose from the dead but they don’t believe that same GOD stopped the mouths of lions from eating Daniel! Are you kidding me?!
And they don’t believe that same GOD empowered David to sling a stone smack dab into the forehead of a godless giant, sending him to the ground. Seriously?!
He can raise His Son from the dead but He can’t do the rest that is recorded in Scripture? I’m still scratching my head over this!
One more current event and I will bring this rant to a close.
Obviously the media outlets are going to continue giving them coverage and they are going to continue marching. We can’t stop them from marching, we can’t stop them from carrying those vulgar signs but there is something we can do. We can pray. We can pray for GOD to be merciful. We can pray for Him to break into their darkness with the LIGHT of His Gospel. And we can BELIEVE the Bibles we read, obey the GOD we love and be available to serve in JESUS name.
John 20: 26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. source
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Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.