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You Will Not Believe What They Discovered

The concept of vanity is well defined in the word of God. Life without Jesus Christ is clearly a vanity.
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You Will Not Believe What They Discovered

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Man will never succeed in disproving the word of God, try as he may. He has failed miserably over 6,000 years and he will continue to fail. For those of you who love the scriptures...stand fast. Don't be bamboozled by 24-dollar rhetoric. After all the bologna is boiled out of their pseudo scientific position you will see they have failed again. Embrace the word of God with all your might. Psalms, Chapter 119, Verse 6:

Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

GOD SAID in Ecclesiastes, Chapter 1, Verse 2:

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Then in Psalms, Chapter 39, Verses 4-6:

4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

6 Surely every man walketh in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

MAN SAID the concept of God and of course His teaching of vanity is not relevant. Repentance to a God who doesn't exist and the idea of a concept such as sin is simply not relevant. God is nothing and man is everything. Man is relevant.

Now THE RECORD. The concept of vanity is well defined in the word of God and basically it is defined as emptiness; untruth; worthless; having no substance, value or importance; unreal; void. Life without Jesus Christ is clearly a vanity. The short-lived Christless life has no eternal value.

Psalms, Chapter 144, Verse 4:

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

James, chapter 4, Verse 14:

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Mankind, due to basic creative design (Romans 8:20), views himself as the center of the universe...how does everything and anything affect me and mine is the question, not considering that a hundred years earlier mankind was certain that the universe revolved around him but he is dead and gone. A hundred years from today we will all be dead and gone and if the Lord tarries, that new era of humanity will be certain the universe revolves around them. Nearly all will earnestly be in the business of consuming and accumulating and success will be measured by he who consumes and accumulates the most.

Isn't it shocking when the dirt factor dawns on you? We were created out of dirt as well as nearly all that you see. (See "Made From Dirt" on this site.) Dirt is the common structural building element that God spoke into existence out of the invisible. We in fact are recycled mud. When we were in our mother's wombs, she ate food that was made out of dirt and it became our bodies. When man is born he eats a hole in the earth and when he dies he returns to dirt and fills it up again...just recycled mud. Men strive and will kill for money. The paper money in your pocket is made from cotton and linen and is printed with colored pigments extracted from products of the earth...all constructed out of dirt, water, etc.,...recycled mud.

Unregenerated men strive for power and glory so that they can rule over humanity...large groups of recycled mud...so they can rule over large tracts of real estate...simply mud.

Isaiah, Chapter 40, Verse 17:

All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

Beauty, strength and youth is ever so fleeting or as God correctly calls it, vanity. Proverbs, Chapter 31, Verse 30:

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

To the natural mind it is rather deflating to recognize that everything deemed valuable is actually recycled mud, created out of the invisible (see "Created Out Of Nothing" on this site.) and classified by God as vanity, nothing, void, empty, worthless, untrue, having no substance.

This condition of vanity wasn't always the case but is a result of Eve and Adam rejecting God their father and creator and giving their allegiance and birthright to Satan, the lying spirit of death. At this juncture what was once perfect and eternal became contaminated and temporal or simply vanity...having zero value. Just as this terrible collapse abruptly took place, Jesus Christ and the beauty of salvation can just as abruptly reverse the carnal condition of vanity. The new birth in Christ Jesus is such an utterly marvelous event. We are literally converted from the true definition of temporal vanity to the most valuable commodity in the universe...eternal blood bought souls and saints of Glory. We will live forever. Vanity is vanquished.

Now imagine a condition worse than vanity...less than zero. Psalms, Chapter 62, Verse 9:

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

I think of this concept mathematically. For example there are positive and negative numbers. They proceed north and south of zero such as 0, +1, +2, +3, etc., and 0, -1, -2, -3, etc. Unregenerated men who have rejected redemption have negative value. They are not just zero. Their wicked unrepented of deeds will cast them into everlasting damnation which is certainly less than vanity...south of zero.

For thousands of years the Bible has taught the principle of vanity which to many smacks of so much foolishness. For the skeptics amongst us, maybe their unbelieving hearts will embrace the words of science. In the April 2002 issue of Discover Magazine the following paragraph was found:

According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the energy of a gravitational field is negative. The energy of matter, however, is positive. So the entire universe-creation scenario could unfold without breaking conservation-of-energy laws. The positive energy of all matter in the universe could be precisely counterbalanced by the negative energy of all the gravity in the universe.

This also is more than theory. Observations are consistent with the idea, and calculations totaling up all the matter and gravity in the observable universe indicate that the two values seem to precisely counterbalance. All matter plus all gravity equals zero. So the universe could come from nothing because it is, fundamentally, nothing.

The above is the scientific definition of vanity. The earth and its inhabitants equal zero.

Men challenge the credibility of God asking to see real proof...meaning something they can see or touch never realizing that they themselves and the proof they're calling for is only vanity or as science says, "nothing." The word of God speaks in II Corinthians, Chapter 4, Verse 18:

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

At that great judgment day when all stand before God to give an account of themselves...when man's eyes are opened to see the invisible God...the unregenerated will be cast into everlasting darkness into the lake of fire. The terrible laughable truth will be that when they clamored for real tangible proof of God's existence...what they would have called proof was nothing...simply vanity...a mere vapor. The contaminated earth and heavens will be destroyed with a loud sound and a fervent heat (II Peter 3:10) and God will recreate a new heaven and a new earth where no vanity dwells.

If you have not experienced the born again experience, if you have not yet been transformed from vanity to eternal glory, please click on to "Further With Jesus," on this website.

GOD SAID in Ecclesiastes, Chapter 1, Verse 2:

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

MAN SAID the concept of God and of course His teaching of vanity is not relevant. Repentance to a God who doesn't exist and the idea of a concept such as sin is simply not relevant. God is nothing and man is everything. Man is relevant.

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

 

References:

King James Bible

Lemley, B., "Guth's Grand Guess," Discover Magazine, April 2002.

 

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