As I look back at that comment thread that took place on a science site I am reminded of the great divide. As this world get's near it's end, the coming of Jesus, and the great tribulation... We are seeing a draw down of beliefs. Did you know atheism isn't the main enemy thought/teaching that the bible is concerned about. Atheism has no grounding in reality, so it can't hold very long. Scientists, serious scientists, are starting to look beyond atheism to pantheism, and other religious beliefs. They are even turning to alien worship and "channeling", which means talking to aliens through meditation and allowing them to talk through you... sound familiar bible students?
Divide in Politics:
We all came from evolution (or more popular now: we came from aliens or even ascended beings). Non-Believers in the Bible have hijacked science, just like they hijacked the liberal party in politics. It is now ridiculed if you bring up God or Bible in a science discussion, yet it was Christians that led science for the majority of the history of the world.
Almost all major breakthroughs in science for the past 2,000 years have come from people who believed that a God of order created this world. If a God of order created this world, there must be order in it. It is out job to discover and take advantage of that order. Indeed, science has found order at the smallest levels. Micro-Biology finds bacteria that is built like a machine. These bacteria can be seen in "Darwin's Black Box", which was understandably rejected by a community more interested in preserving a godless science than seeking the truth.
Then we see men like George Washington Carver. He discovered hundreds of uses for peanuts and other things.
George Washington Carver - Wiki:
George Washington Carver believed he could have faith both in God and science and integrated them into his life. He testified on many occasions that his faith in Jesus was the only mechanism by which he could effectively pursue and perform the art of science. George Washington Carver became a Christian when he was ten years old. When he was still a young boy, he was not expected to live past his twenty-first birthday due to failing health. He lived well past the age of twenty-one, and his belief deepened as a result. Throughout his career, he always found friendship with other Christians. He relied on them especially when criticized by the scientific community and media regarding his research methodology.Carver viewed faith in Jesus as a means of destroying both barriers of racial disharmony and social stratification. He was as concerned with his students' character development as he was with their intellectual development. He compiled a list of eight cardinal virtues for his students to strive toward:
The KCM BVOV Broadcasts with Kenneth Copeland and Bill Winston talked a lot about Tuskegee and George Washington Carver:
Great Divide at Work:
At work places all over the country; acceptance and tolerance are preached, enforced, and demanded. One cannot say anything about Jesus or Heaven/Hell or Bible in an authoritative way without being called out on it as intolerant and causing trouble in the workplace. However work places are openly celebrating homosexuality as a cause to be championed, as though it were equal to being a black or other minority who needed civil rights.
The Bible Believing Christian knows that homosexuality is at best a choice and at worst a biological/psychological disorder. It is not something you must be or have. In fact, scientifically speaking, it is more closely related to addiction that race. You are not born gay any more than you are born a crack addict or alcoholic. Homosexuality, as with all addictions, is based on biological, psychological, and environmental factors. As with all addictions, there are patterns that are common to many addicts, but there are no one set of factors common to all. It is not like a matter of having X,Y, and Z always makes you gay, or that all gays have X,Y, and Z. But there are strong patterns showing that many, if not most, do contain common threads of patterns, and that those patterns are more prevelant among gays than any non gay group.
Great Divide Worsened by Ignorance:
What makes these divides worse is that Christians fail to research or understand things and make blanket comments about a subject that they don't understand. These things make them sound ridiculous to the person who has taken time to think this through and is looking for real answers.
Also, Non-Christians fail to understand the real answers Christianity provides because they look to the highlighted loud answers given by people who don't understand. They don't seek to understand us, we don't seek to understand their need for real answers.
We need to pray. Find out from God what our part is. The great divide will only get MORE polarized as Jesus' return draws near. People are being forced to choose. There is no middle. There is no fence to sit on. EVERYONE on this planet will make a choice before the return of Jesus. So we must be there to answer those who are still making the choice. We can somewhat ignore those who don't care, who have made their choice. But we must be ready to answer them, for the benefit of those who are listening to both sides.
Does that mean you need to find an answer to every question and be the expert on every subject? NO! But you have a part to play. Become SURE about what you know, find answers for yourself. Show people the places they can get good answers.
Ultimately, though, there is ONE way people are going to see the truth. LIGHT. Light comes as Christians take the words of Jesus in Mark 16:15-20: Those who believe will have signs following them... He will confirm His Word with Signs Following. As we walk in The Anointing of God, casting out devils, speaking in new tongues, healing the sick, raising the dead, etc... we take the Authority that was given in Genesis 1:28, stolen from us in Genesis 3, and returned to us in Galatians 3:13, and we wield that authority in The Name of Jesus!
Let's help people see The Light! Darrell G. Wolfe
The Comment Threads:
Well Stacy: That's basically what I DID say... HA HA HA... so deceived.
Darrell G. Wolfe