A Matter of Seconds, A Question of Inches

seconds, inches

An interesting discussion recently centered around the topic of God making himself known to man and the ways in which God does this.

One of the favorite “arguments” put forth by avowed atheists–or occasionally (though less frequently) by those in false religions- and those who are saddled with a familiar spirit is the one about “Your God is a figment of your overactive imagination. Your God is your invisible friend.”

Forget for a moment that most of those who hold this view believe (or at least pretend) that SCIENCE! is the source of all worthwhile knowledge.

Science, with its many stories of invisible beings which make one sick (bacteria or virus), produce one’s cheeses (bacteria) or make one’s feet–and other parts–itch (fungus and yeast).

Modern man likes to flatter himself that he could not possibly believe in invisible beings–YET those moderns who worship at the altar of Science! believe in a great many invisible beings because witch doctors in white lab coats called “scientists” tell them it is so. Most of these “scientific” stories have absolutely NO proof.  But they DO have imaginative stories and the scientists ask so nicely to believe their stories, one almost hates to disagree.
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Back to the recent discussion.

At one point, the question was asked, “How do you know that God is more than just your invisible friend?”

The LONG answer touched on the many infallible proofs which the believers is given AFTER he is a believer.

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It was also pointed out that, because the non-believer has NONE of these proofs, they basically do not exist for the non-believer. Therefore, such discussions are like two men standing on opposite edges of a great canyon yelling at one another. One man has these proofs and they provide a PORTION of the reason he tries to live his life one way; the other man–who lacks these proofs–does not believe in them because he has not come in contact with them.  UNTIL the non-believer exhibits the faith necessary to “unlock” such proofs, he will deny they exist because he has no knowledge or experience of them.

The LONG answer also made note of the many times a person avoids disaster in his everyday life because he was at the scene of a catastrophe either a few minutes BEFORE it happened or a few minutes AFTER.

All that separated the man from disaster was seconds.

This line of reasoning also noted how many times a person avoids a car wreck (perhaps his attention is diverted for a few seconds and he gets his focus back INCHES away from a certain crash) or some other bad event by just a few yards or feet or, even, inches.

The non-believer will say “Whew!  I sure was lucky!”

The believer KNOWS there is no such thing as luck.

The non-believer will give credit for his avoidance of disaster to an invisible friend he calls “luck,” “chance,” “karma” or “coincidence.

Some will even allude to a personal “good luck charm.

The believer knows these things do not exist: they are only the stories of deceived men.

Strangely enough, one of the few areas of agreement during this spirited conversation was that, many times, disaster is avoided by only a matter of a few seconds OR a few inches.  (Agreement on the cause of this avoidance was much more elusive.)

HAS the reader any experiences which confirm or deny this last observation?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 1, 2020.]

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