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by GERALD PIPPIN
12/10/2015 / Bible Studies
5 By faith, Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:5-6 (NIV)
The most significant and important statement of truth in the entire history of the earth, creation, and all of humanity is the declaration: "God is". Without this great fact of truth, nothing in creation would exist. For on this magnificent truth, all creation and life will stand, or fall. It makes no difference whether humanity accepts or believes this great truth; it will forever stand as the one great fact that will never change nor pass away. Not believing in the existence of GOD can never alter, change or cause this absolute truth to disappear or cease to be! The very existence of humanity and all life is completely dependent on this one fact of truth. The fact that humanity exists is one of the greatest proofs that GOD is and is eternal in nature. Existing before creation, and will exist after heaven and earth shall pass away establishes Him as the one ever-existing GOD of all creation.
How then, can one come to know the reality of this great truth that GOD exists eternal in the heavens, existing before the creation of heaven and earth and will exist throughout eternity? All things regarding physical creation must have a beginning, and will eventually have an ending. The Bible begins with the declaration "In the beginning GOD created heaven and earth" (Gen 1:1). It was not necessary for GOD to explain Himself, nor justify His existence in declaring that He created heaven and earth because He is living Truth, existing before all creation. The fact of creation is continuing proof that God exists and is eternal in His being. We are here because GOD exists. There is no other factual or provable way for the creation of heaven and earth, and all life forms being brought into existence. If we desire conviction in our heart and mind of the reality of GOD's existence, we must begin at the beginning of all creation, there to learn of the greatness and power of the living GOD. If we do not believe that all creation is the work of GOD, how is the existence of people explained, and all creation that surrounds us?
It is a part of human history that there have been many attempts by human reasoning to explain the beginning of all creation. However, consider this fact, of all the explanations, and theories of how the earth and the universe, with all earth's life forms, exists, one truth has remained unchanged for thousands of years. The Biblical account of creation and the beginning of human history are the only ones still in existence after thousands of years. All theories and fanciful ideas derived from human thought and reasoning disappeared from history, or are continually changed in attempts to justify what is unprovable by fact or reason. Even the current "theory of evolution" will fade from existence when people see the utter impossibility of it being true. Only the Biblical account of creation stands unchanged from the very beginning of human history, because of its establishment on the unchangeable fact that "GOD IS."
History repeating events is a fact because humanity repeats the same mistakes people made who lived before the great flood, as recorded in the Scriptures. Compare the disturbing similarities between today's society and the kind of actions by those people living before the worldwide flood. Their deplorable lifestyle brought on by their unbelief and rejection of GOD was the cause their destruction. Great societies learn from mistakes of the past, endeavoring to improve and not repeat these same mistakes. Seriously consider the following, compare them to today's society, and then make every effort not to repeat them. The continuing decline of moral values and increasing violence, corrupt influences, lack of moral leadership, and disregarding God in personal conduct began shortly after the days of creation were completed. People of America and every nation are in danger of following the same unreceptive attitude of disobedience, and rebellion against God, as the people living before the flood! Their way of living brought humankind into a vile and corrupt lifestyle shortly after creation, bringing about their destruction. Does this have a familiar look and wide-ranging effect? Look and see! We observe similar happenings in the social order of today! The lack of teaching ethics is obvious, moral standards of conduct are declining; violence is increasing, and efforts to remove God from all segments of society increase daily.
Assaults on Christianity, Christian religious principles, individuals, and groups who uphold these principles are becoming increasingly prevalent in world societies, resulting in arrests, detention, physical abuse and even death. Open condemnation, physical assaults and destruction of places of worship, are becoming more commonplace throughout the world. Those who believe and trust in God cannot continue to be "the silent majority" and expect the truth, trust, and belief in God to continue in any nation. Why must those who have a resolute and unalterable belief in God, be in a secondary or lower status in society, because disbelievers and dissenters loudly proclaim their lack of belief in God. Those who uphold faith in GOD, and oppose these erroneous and destructive ideologies, are under attack for their faith and spiritual strength. These unbelievers cry bitter tears against it, claiming that it offends and tramples down their rights to believe as they choose and violates the Constitution, which according to them requires separation of church and state. The constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion!
The need for truth has never been more pressing and necessary than now. Individuals must seek truth with unwavering determination, and complete trust in the Living God, willing to follow His precepts of spiritual truths as guides along the pathway of life. Where will we learn facts and honest answers, to resolve ongoing and increasingly demoralizing, violent, personal and social problems, if not from the unalterable, never changing Truth of Jehovah-Adonai? There is an urgent need for clear, absolute truth, renewing one's faith in GOD. Start at the beginning of creation, and then continue through the pages of scripture, to follow the Lord God of Heaven working throughout human history. Learn again, the truth of God's eternal existence, the knowledge, power, strength, wisdom, and beauty of Jehovah-Adonai, the Lord GOD unmistakably made clear in the ultimate beginning of all creation. Learning the truth, and believing in Divine creation, provide a solid foundation for further spiritual development and growth. These powerful truths of creation are essential to establish the truth, enable faith and renew trust and confidence in the living GOD. Divine creation provides evidence and establishes proof of God. Evolution, along with other false and fabricated destructive theories, destroys faith, trust, and confidence in the reality of God, causing doubt and disbelief in His word.
It is a fervent prayer that those who dedicate themselves to studying the truth, knowledge and wisdom written in the Bible, will grow in understanding, strengthen their faith, and become more confident in trusting GOD. It will help all who take the time to examine the Biblical verses, verifying the references documented, to become more confident in learning, and developing a deeper understanding and passion for the truth in the Bible! The standards and principles of conduct found in the Bible teach individuals how to exercise greater control over his or her life, develop a stronger moral character, and contribute to a better social environment.
20 "Declare this in the house of Jacob and proclaim it in Judah, saying, 21 'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see; who have ears but do not hear. 22 'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD. 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, an eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail. Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.23 But these people have a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed. Jeremiah 5:20-23 (NASB)
1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying. 2 "Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house. (Ezekiel 12:1-2 (NASB)
Far too many people have hardened their hearts and their conscience seared over with a hot iron, refusing to believe that GOD IS.
1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times, some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4: 1-5 (NKJV)
Do not let these truisms apply to this generation and generations that follow!
"There are none as blind as those who will not see."
"There are none as deaf as those who will not hear."
Observance of just and ethical principles has largely disappeared from the political leadership of secular governments and society in general. People desperately need a return to virtuous and principled actions in government, and the application of equitable, just, and fair rules for governmental bodies in conducting the affairs of government. Moreover, the acceptance of personal responsibility on the part of every citizen to uphold and abide by all good, proper, and just laws.
IT IS WITHOUT QUESTION AN ESSENTIAL UNDERTAKING FOR HUMANITY TO EMBRACE GOD AND HOLD ON TO A STRONG FAITH. GOVERNMENTS UNWILLING TO ENACT AND APPLY JUST; EQUITABLE AND UPRIGHT CIVL LAW WILL NOT LONG STAND. INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNWILLING TO ACCEPT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN OBEYING ALL JUST AND FAIR LAWS WILL NOT ENJOY THE GOD-GIVEN FREEDOMS FOUND IN THE TRUE TEACHINGS OF GOD AND WILL SOON COLLAPSE INTO CHAOS, ANARCHY, AND SUFFERING.
G. W. Gerry PIPPIN 60+yrs bible study and teaching Retired Evangelist Retired Civil servant New Book - TRUTH-TRUST-FAITH -GOD in process of completion Weebly website www.AmericaNeeds God.Org. No copy write. Article may be used with permission from author
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