Modern Secularism-Our youth don’t believe in the bible anymore

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Our youth don’t believe in the bible anymore, many seem to think that if you can’t prove it, then it doesn’t exist, that’s what I hear from teenagers these days and that’s what my teacher friends tell me are their experiences at high school.

The science departments in schools seem to have a foothold on this. Well since when have they become the authority on Theism? They are denying thousands of years of intelligence and they justify it by saying that the bible cannot be proven and that it is  corrupt. If that’s their argument, then why read any book, website, newspaper, bulletin or article? Everything we read has a bias, what renders it credible is the source and the proof that comes with the story. Well everything that was prophesied in the Old testament has been realized in the New Testament. Prophets who were chosen by God and who gave their lives for the truth, were all God inspired. Their words came from God. The bible is a living book and should be read as if God were talking to us in the now.

THESE ARE SOME UNDERSTANDINGS THAT ARE VERY CLEAR IN THE BIBLE 

Sin creates an infinite disorder with God. The more dignified the person is that is offended, the more grievous the offence is…..(St. Thomas Aquinas)

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NO ONE CAN BE JUSTIFIED BY HIS OWN WORKS BUT BY GOD ALONE

NO ONE WHO DENIES THE SON HAS THE FATHER

JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION

JESUS SAID IN JOHN 14:6  “I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE”          

The laws  of the western world have been inspired by the bible, if the bible is irrelevant then western society has become irrelevant too.

There is nothing God doesn’t know about man or that He still needs to learn and see about him, because He knows it all. We have been created by God, we have been created in His image, we are wired for God. There are enough testaments of people who weren’t  christian, who lived in non christian countries who have found God.

This is the exact reason why we should have respect for what cannot be explained by science. Faith is the evidence of what cannot be proved. There are dogmas that are mysteries, but that are exactly the true test of our faith.

God owes us nothing, the universe belongs to Him. God knows all our sins and only our truth and belief can justify us in the eyes of God through His Son Jesus. Jesus Christ as our mediator, Jesus Christ who offered Himself for reparation of our sins. Jesus Christ the perfect bridge joining man and God together.   (Scott M. Sullivan).

That’s the mystery of God, He would rather have 1 true believer that 100 unbelievers or robots who think or say ……”Yes that’s nice!” “Or that’s how it was then but it’s different now”.  God doesn’t want fans, He wants commitment, He wants your heart, He wants you to fight for Him, He wants you to believe without condition.

The God inspired bible was not written with an expiry date. God’s realm has no time, He lives in a spirit world where time is of no relevance to God. He knew it then and He knows it now………. the heart of man. After all, He is the all knowing and all loving and it’s for this reason that He gave us His Son Jesus Christ to redeem us.

Jesus’ teachings were not just meant for the time in which He lived but for all times and for all people, the problems our ancestors faced 100 or 1000, 2000 years ago for example, still exist now:- unbelief, jealousy, dishonesty, laziness, theft, murder, coveting another’s property, adultery, greed, lust, drugs and alcohol addictions, vanity  etc…. These all existed then and they still exist now, the difference being that humanity is getting more and more wicked. Why do you ask???????

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I’d like to think that humanity is more educated now, we have access to so much information and getting it is easy via the internet.  We have more money now, our Old Testament ancestors didn’t have all this and the benefit of the wisdom and teaching passed on by Jesus Christ.  We have Jesus and His spirit to guide us and to lead us to the truth, but many of us young and old choose to ignore it.

When our children were growing up, we would watch TV shows together, that brought up certain contentious issues that we could discuss and bring God’s light into the problem. Open conversations are crucial, especially from teenagers’ inquiring minds who need direction, not necessarily from their peers, but a nurturing spirit and an infilling of truth from people who have a deep understanding for our living God and how He is at work in our lives. We still  watch movies now on TV or go to the movies and discuss the lessons and morals in them.

I write this because I have a concern for our youth, I have a concern because I believe some, young and old, do not have a heaven perspective. Some people seem to think that they’re invincible. They have no plan for eternity.

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Make no mistake God is our judge and vindicator….If God is been offended then He sets the standard for justice, it’s not up to me or you, but God.

I’d like to finish by saying that God offers redemption, to all those who open their hearts to Him and believe.

MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDE YOU ALL TO THE COMPLETE TRUTH.

 

 

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TRUTH…..What is truth?” retorted Pilate.

                                                                                                                                                    WE ARE NOT GOD. WE DON’T CREATE THE TRUTH. WE COME TO KNOW                                                        THE TRUTH  

                                                                        

     

What is truth asked Pontius Pilate in the time of Jesus? John 18:37. Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. I was born for this, and I came into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is committed to the truth listens to my voice.” I AM THE WAY,THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE”. Jesus said.

Pontius Pilate refused to see the truth and missed the opportunity of witnessing the power of God because he was spiritually blind. The power was in his hands to let Jesus go but no!!!! He was too scared to stand for the truth. It is not enough for great men to do nothing!!!!!! This is the central theme of John’s Gospel………… When brought before Pilate, Jesus professes that He himself is The Truth and the witness to the truth. He does not defend the truth with legions but rather makes it visible through his Passion and thereby also implements it.

It is easy to rationalise and explain your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening to make a point.It is equally easy to make value judgments on just about anything. There is a danger in this in that it …….“does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate standard consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.  A ‘Relativist’ makes of life something that works for them, that there is no definite truth……. you discover your own path …make life something that works for you …..If it works for me it’s cool, it doesn’t hurt anyone so it must be right?? …..”FOLLOW YOUR HEART” some would say.  THIS HAS A PROBLEM because it takes the meaning out of life.( J. A. Ratzinger )  There is more to life than that………………So then…. “What is the true meaning of life?’’ “What is the goal???? ( J. A. Ratzinger ) The long term goal should be salvation and we have to map out our path as given to us by our saviour Jesus Christ. Today, in fact, truth is regarded as far too subjective a concept for us to find therein a universally valid standard.( J. A. Ratzinger )

Everything is to some extent negotiable. This has a problem because coming to some consensus would be near impossible and we face the risk of having no standards. The opinion of the majority would be the only criterion that counted. The minute one uses the word ‘’should” they are undermining relativism.

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One is making judgement imposing one’s truth onto others. This is a self-contradicting proposition. There is nothing everyone should do?  If you think you know the truth then you are an absolutist. We are not God, God is absolute. Jesus revealed who God is to us and that He came for the truth. So, the truth that leads to salvation is in the gospels according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.