April 1, 2010

Don't Be a Fool

"The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God'..."
Psalm 14:1

Buon giorno. Today is April 1. I have been having a good time saying that today is the national holiday for atheists because God calls atheists, "Fools". But what was going to be a simple thing suddenly became more complex as I thought further. Not only is this April Fool's Day, it is also called Holy Thursday; we're in the final days before Easter.

You see, a "fool" in Biblical usage is not just someone being, well, stupid. Sure, a fool says that there is no God, but it's more than that. A fool is also lacking in moral fiber. The rest of this verse reads, "... They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good." Long ago, I learned from a Creationist, "If there's no Creator, you can do what you please. But if there is a Creator, he makes the rules and we'd better find out what he has to say." And I put that to the arrogant atheists (the ones that want to destroy the faith of others), they do not want to believe, so they can have an excuse for their actions.

In a recent discussion while posting comments after an article, an evolutionist refused to examine any evidence for Intelligent Design. He simply wrote it off in a very unscientific manner. In fact, he steered the discussion away from the main points of the article so that he could justify atheistic evolutionism.

But this is not just about atheists and the foolishness of denying the existence of God so they can justify their own immorality. Guess what, Bubbles? It's about you! And me!

I'm reaching back into ancient history in my mind, a sermon that I heard. The essence of it is that, even though we believe in God, that Jesus died on the cross and rose on the third day — that's all well and good. How are we living? Believe anything you want to, but if you really believe, are you "living like the devil"? Are you living as if there is no God?

Another preacher said, "Believing is an action word". Right! If you really believe something, your speech and actions are going to reflect how deeply your belief runs. Those of us who "believe in God" should not be fools ourselves, saying "There is no God" within our own hearts. Our lives should show otherwise.


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