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The Contrast is Glaring (Reprobates in High Places)

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The Contrast is Glaring (Reprobates in High Places)

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There is no rock like our Rock.  To the blood-bought, this marvelous Rock is a person, and His name is Jesus Christ, the Righteous.  Revelation 19:13 says of this Christ:

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 

To the unhumbled—Jews and Gentiles alike—He is the rock of offense, but to those who have bowed the knee—Jews and Gentile alike—He is the Rock of our salvation.  Romans 9:33:

As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

This marvelous Rock is the unchanging, perfect, inerrant, and living Word of God, and this is the Rock upon which we stand and the very anchor of our souls.  No one has a rock like our Rock!  Deuteronomy 32:31:

For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

Satan offers a myriad of Rock substitutes, but all—every single one—fails when put to the ultimate test.  The ultimate and final test is man’s deathbed.  It is at this very spot that the world’s rock substitutes are reduced to sinking sand.  Jesus explains it in Matthew 7:24-27:

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.  

The contrast of the two deathbeds is stark indeed.  They are truly 180° out from each other—exact opposites.  The unredeemed are in a constant state of dread regarding their death, the grave, and especially what awaits them on the other side.  Their terror is justified.  At their deathbed, their rock will be absent. Deuteronomy 32:37:

And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,

The deathbed of the BORN AGAIN is something else entirely. At a believer’s deathbed, God is ever-present in Spirit and promise—even the promise of the blessed hope, which is eternal life in Christ Jesus, where we are one with the Father and the Son for all eternity.  The BORN AGAIN exercise their little baby faith and death is swallowed up by promise.  Death becomes graduation, even coronation day.  I Corinthians 15:53-57 addresses the BORN AGAIN:

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Have you yet to be BORN AGAIN—born a second time, this time of the Spirit of God?  If you follow me in a simple prompt, today, all of your sin and shame will be washed away by Christ’s cleansing blood, the Rock of the redeemed’s salvation.  Today, all of Satan’s bondages will certainly be broken—the bigger, the better.  Today, the fear of death will be swallowed up by victory.  Here is the simple prompt I promised that will change everything: Click onto “Further with Jesus”  for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God.  NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Exodus 20:11:

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

GOD SAID, Romans 1:28:

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

GOD SAID, Psalm 14:1:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

MAN SAID: In the beginning, there was nothingNothing exploded in a big bang into everything.  Through the process of time and chance, the fabulously complex earth and all its amazing lifeforms, the universe itself—everything so finely tuned—just formed itself!  Yes, just formed itself out of absolutely nothing! All I can say is WOW! Evolution is so amazing!  I’m awestruck! Its so intellectually gratifying, don’t you think?

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Evolution is the god of the academics. This pseudoscience touts a vast supporting staff in media, entertainment, and politics.  Like God’s Word, evolution claims to have all the answers.  From the pulpit of unbelief, its parishioners are taught:

1. There was all this nothingness, then came a “big bang”—an accident.  This bizarre explosion formed a mysterious, primordial soup from the original nothingness.  From this soupy slime slithered a single living cell—life from non-life—and eventually, this cell evolved into what you are today, the top of the animal chain.  You are an accident that formed from nothing.  Oops. 

2. You are an animal with no eternal, overarching purpose.  Please yourself!  You are a purposeless accident.  Oops. 

3. You have no eternal soul that can be saved or damned.  There is absolutely no afterlife.  When you die, that’s it—that’s all there is, just more nothingness.  You will not stand before an angry God to give an account for your deeds, you’re just back to nothingness.  Oops. 

So, evolution teaches its adherents that you are an accident formed from nothing, and more, you’re a purposeless accident, to boot!  Then, when you die, that’s the end.  The only thing that makes this vacuous theory appealing to the unbelievers is that there is no God of the Bible and no Judgment Day—so, go wild!  Unfortunately for them, it’s the opposite of what they have been taught.  Revelation 20:11-15:

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Oops. 

How did Darwin’s foolishness gain such academic and cultural dominance?  The answer is recorded in Romans 1:21-28:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Reprobate means worthless; because they refused to retain God in their knowledge, the evolutionist’s mind is worthless—reprobate. 

In the book Have You Considered?, written by Von Vett and Malone, you’ll find many Bible proofs with a plethora of examples from the field of biology, a proof for each day of the year.  These examples make the admonishment in the book of Job—arguably the Bible’s oldest book—ever so true.  Job 12:7-8:

7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

From Have You Considered?, March 17:

You have probably heard of the monarch butterfly migrating some 4,000 miles round trip, but have you heard of the painted lady butterfly migration?  This butterfly migrates between Europe and Africa, flying an incredible 9,000 miles round trip.  Why has this not been discovered until recently?  People have not spotted these butterflies migrating because they fly at altitudes up to 3,000 feet and at speeds of 30 mph.  Radar recently discovered millions of these butterflies migrating high up in the atmosphere.  More than 60,000 sightings of painted lady butterflies have also been made as far north as the Arctic Circle. 

The 9,000-mile migration takes six generations to complete.  A butterfly might fly from Norway to Britain where it will breed and die, and then the next five generations will carry on the migration—breeding, flying, dying—in an effort to fly all the way to Africa and returning to Norway.  This is amazing!  The tiny creature, weighing less than a gram, with a pin-sized head, having no opportunity to learn the migration route from older butterflies, undertakes and succeeds at this epic migration.  How do they know where to go?  Evolution says this all happened by chance.  How could it?  How would the painted lady butterfly evolve the ability to fly to a place it has never been before?  [End of quote]

Proverbs 6:6-8:

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Again from Von Vett and Malone, May 7:

Did you know that one species of ants herds aphids?  These dairy ants protect aphids in order to “milk” them for food.  A common type of dairy ant is the cornfield ant.  Before winter arrives, these ants collect corn-root aphid eggs and store them in their tunnels.  In the spring, these aphid eggs hatch, and the ants herd the young aphids to the roots of young wild plants while they wait for the field’s corn seeds to germinate.  Once the corn germinates, the ants herd the aphids to the corn roots, so the aphids can feed from them.  If the weather is bad, the ants carry the aphids underground for protection.  When an ant wants a drink, she will stroke the aphid with her antennae, causing a sweet liquid called honeydew to be secreted from the aphid.  The ant is “milking” the aphid.  The aphids benefit by being protected by the ants, and the ants benefit by receiving honeydew from the aphids. Both ant and aphid benefit from this relationship; this is called symbiosis.  How did this relationship come about?  They needed each other to survive.  God’s fingerprints are even over the tiniest creatures of His creation. [End of quote]

The last example in this feature from Have You Considered? is the beaver.  From the May 27 entry:

The beaver is uniquely designed for a semi-aquatic life. It has special valves in its nose and ears that close automatically when underwater.  To see well underwater, it has transparent eyelids that act like swimming goggles.  When a branch-carrying beaver is swimming, how does it not choke on water going down its mouth?  Behind its front teeth are two flaps of skin that close tightly to prevent water from entering the beaver’s throat.  Its tail is used as a rudder when swimming or as a balance support when standing upright.  Its tail also radiates heat when its body is too warm.  The rear feet are webbed like a duck’s—for good swimming—while the front feet are unwebbed, so it can dig canals and carry branches.  To keep itself from hypothermia, the fur is richly oiled by two oil glands which the beaver spreads on its fur; water rarely touches its skin.  Fat below the skin further protects it from the cold.  And, of course, beavers are known for their teeth and the ability to gnaw trees down and eat them.  For this, they have continually growing incisors.  Beavers just have to gnaw! 

All of these beaver features had to be present and fully functioning from the beginning in order to survive.  What if their teeth never grew after gnawing on trees?  They would be ground down, and the beaver could not survive. What if the mouth flaps were not present?  Water would flood their throat, choking them.  Imagine digging canals with webbed front feet, or swimming with no webbed back feet.  The beaver is a showcase of God’s creativity.

Lastly, regarding the beaver, you’ll read this on June 28:

Dams can be built short or long, high or low.  One beaver dam was 1,800 feet long, 9 feet high, and 18 feet wide, strong enough for a horse and rider to use as a natural bridge!  When we build dams, great engineering is needed to stop the flow and to resist water pressure.  Do we say that the engineering of our dams happen by accident and chance?  It takes years of schooling to be a good dam builder, but beavers know instinctively how to build a dam.  Even if a beaver is born in a zoo and let go int the wild, it stills knows how to build a dam. Beavers do not need to learn how to build a dam, they just know; it’s called instinct.  If there is instinct, there must be an instinct maker and that instinct maker is God.  [End of quotes]

All of these marvelous examples pale in comparison when you consider that man was made in the very image and likeness of God.  We walk and talk, and think great thoughts.  We build roads and cities, and take trips to the moon.  Between our ears is the majestic human brain created by God with many Godlike capabilities.  We must, therefore, conclude that:

🤸 We came from somewhere—the Garden of Eden, where we were made in the very image and likeness of God, our creator. 

🤸 We are commissioned with an overarching, eternal purpose—the ministry of reconciliating the lost unto God through His Christ, our Saviour.

🤸 We, the BORN AGAIN, are truly going somewhere—to a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11:10).  Here, we will live an everlasting and glorious life.

Pretty stark comparison to evolution’s foolishness, wouldn’t you say? 

God’s Word is true and righteous altogether—a place to build a life that will last forever.  Choose Christ and live.   

GOD SAID, Exodus 20:11:

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

GOD SAID, Romans 1:28:

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

GOD SAID, Psalm 14:1:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

MAN SAID: In the beginning, there was nothingNothing exploded in a big bang into everything.  Through the process of time and chance, the fabulously complex earth and all its amazing lifeforms, the universe itself—everything so finely tuned—just formed itself!  Yes, just formed itself out of absolutely nothing! All I can say is WOW! Evolution is so amazing!  I’m awestruck! It’s so intellectually gratifying, don’t you think?

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

Von Vett, J., and Malone, B., Have You Considered?, Von Vett & Malone, 2017

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