The Greatest of All Time

Muhammed Ali used to say he was the “greatest of all time!” and in terms of boxing, maybe. But there’s another “greatest” that comes to mind at Easter, and it’s the greatest verse in the Bible, John 3:16, because it has five “greatests” in it. Here they are:

1. The Greatest Being: For God…

All of science believes to some extent the opening section of the Bible…In the beginning was nothing, then BANG…something.

Christianity: In the beginning there was an ultimate being. Who created everything.
Atheism: In the beginning there was nothing. Nothing exploded. And became something. Makes perfect sense.

The Hubble Space Telescope is that giant Nasa telescope that beams back incredible pictures of the universe. George Will writes, “Soon the ACLU or the People for the American Way, or some similar faction of litigious secularism will file suit against NASA, charging that the Hubble Space Telescope unconstitutionally gives comfort to the religiously inclined. Science is augmenting, not subverting, the sense of awe that undergirds religious yearnings.”

Isaiah looked into the heavens some 2700 years ago and recognized the stars were made by (Isaiah 40:26), “His great incomparable power.”

Everything begins and ends with the Greatest Being, who used:

2. The Greatest Power: God so loved…

If you say “of course God loved David!” that just shows you’ve grown up in a Christian culture. For most of history and even now in most of the world, a loving God was NOT a common belief:

  • The Greek and Roman gods didn’t love mankind.
  • 33 million Hindu deities and none of their descriptions speak of the Christian God’s love that is innate, unique, grace-based and self-sacrificial.
  • What about Allah? The Muslim God? Well – one of his 99 names “el-Waddud” – means “loving.” He is called that twice in the Quran. But…Allah’s love is qualified – he loves the pure, those who do good deeds, he does not love sinners, he does not love the unjust, and the Quran clearly states…he does not love the non-Muslim.

The Christian God – loves sinners. Romans 5:8 says God loves us and died for us…WHILE we were sinners, unbelievers, and enemies of Him.

Love is the greatest power. It is God’s power, through Christ, to make the dead – alive, the lost – found, the sinner – holy, the filthy – pure, the guilty – innocent.

The Greatest Being, God, exhibited the Greatest Power, Love:

3. To the Greatest Degree: …the World….

“Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight – Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

God loves the Charismatics, but also Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Catholics. God loves the conservatives – but also the liberals and the communists. God loves preachers – and the murderers, gamblers, bartenders, prostitutes and the addicts and on and on and on.

God loves ALL – ALL colors, ALL individuals, ALL social groups, ALL…God so loved…the world.

Which includes you. Jeremiah 31:3 God says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”

The greatest being with the greatest power to the greatest degree, gave:

4. The Greatest Gift: …that He gave His only Son…

I would be happy to risk everything to save someone from death. But if two were at risk and one was my daughter, I’m going for my daughter first.

Every. Single. Time.

God looks at the same equation and makes a different choice. He gave His Son…for you. And it’s not some crazy forced killing against the Son’s will. The Son willingly gave of Himself for you. He lived out John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” He gave the greatest gift. His life. He took the penalty for our sin.

Why? To deliver:

5. The Greatest Promise: … that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 

What do you do when your life is completely shot? Like the guy who has shattered his family? The woman who has killed every relationship? The job down the tubes? The financial crisis that makes life look like the bottom of a pit? What then?

What about the regrets. The “what ifs?” What if I hadn’t done that? What if I hadn’t hurt the ones I loved? What if I’d been a decent parent? What if I hadn’t been so selfish? What if I hadn’t failed in so many ways?

God gives you five “greats.” Here they are: 

  1. The Greatest Being God with
  2. the greatest power – loved,
  3. to the greatest degree – the entire world,
  4. so He gave the greatest gift – His Son,
  5. The greatest promise you can ever get on this earth:

That if you put your faith in Jesus, who died and then rose on the third day, that in spite of all the epic fails in your life, His death washed all of that way so that you can be part of His family, and live with Him forever and ever and ever in the greatest place prepared for you: heaven.

That’s the greatest promise of all time.

Amen amen.

 

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It’s Not Christians Who Are #Antiscience

The following was originally published by  World Net Daily here.

I woke up a week or so ago to the most anti-science news from the most educated class in America, and I’m shocked! And shook! Let me explain.

As long as I can remember, I’ve been labeled “anti-science” because I’m a Bible-believing Christian.

Which means I’m a flat-earth backward-thinking caveman who keeps his wife (who may or may not be his first cousin) barefoot and pregnant, clings to his guns and religion (guilty), has wooden teeth (cannot confirm or deny) and is ignorant for believing all of those fairytales in the Bible.

But the day has come where there is proof that I’m “more sciencey” (technical term) than ALL of the atheistic/pagan left.

Five examples of the anti-science popular culture:

#1. A Pew Research poll (link) revealed that 77% of Democrats with a four-year degree think sex is NOT determined at birth. 

I’ve always thought of the Republicans the “stupid party” because they get into power and then act like they’re in the minority.

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My Grandmother Ruzicka had this picture hanging in her bar. Very little education, running a country bar, yet a colossal intellect when compared to the college-educated mind of the George Jetson era!

But apparently, 77% of college-educated Democrats look at a newborn, and see the baby’s parts, and are flummoxed and dumbfounded! “Hey, Vern! I can’t tell if that’s a boy or girl! Can you?!?!”

#antiscience

#2. Bodybuilders should NOT pump themselves full of hormones. Danger Will Robinson! Danger! But it’s fabulous “science” to give hormones and hormone blockers to children who have a mental disorder known as gender dysphoria (80% of who will outgrow it), knowing full well that this treatment will change and damage their bodies forever. And all because a kid who likes hot dogs one day and pb&j’s the next “feels” like the opposite sex and says so.

#antiscience

#3. Global Cooling, Warming, or is it Changing? Not sure – just give us your money! And TRUST us! 

1970s: The Ice Age is coming! We’re all going to freeze!
1988: Oops! My bad – I meant global WARMING…not cooling. In fact, famous warming Prof. James Hansen predicts by 2018 Manhatten will be under water and the Arctic will be entirely ice-free. And today he says he’s not wrong, his timing is just a little off. Like by 50 or 100 years.
2009: Al Gore makes a boatload of coin saying the Arctic polar ice cap would melt by 2014.
Today: Oops! Wrong again! Temperatures have NOT risen as predicted. Lots of reports of manipulated data -so let’s say Climate Change! The climate – this is shocking I know – it changes (say this with a lot of drama). We need to spend money! Your money! And limit your lifestyle! Trust me because…science!

My local weatherman can’t get the weather right tomorrow, “science” has a track record in the area of climate cooling/warming/change predictions…ALL WRONG!

Climate Science Motto: Often wrong, never unsure.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me every year for 40 years? Shame on me!

#antiscience.

4. White man identifies to be Filipina woman. And is applauded by leftist Cathy Areu. She says, It’s “beautiful,” “wonderful” and this is what is great about America.

No. It’s sad and a sign of mental illness. Just as sure as if I said I’m George Washington or Jesus.

#antiscience.

5. Evolution

It’s “settled science” that species evolved into new and different species who evolved into new and different species.

Number of fossils found? Millions.
Number of fossils showing transition from one species to another?
Zero.

Millions of examples. Some estimate billions of fossils have been found. And yet not ONE example of the transition to a different species. That’s like, “I have a gold bar I’ll give you but give me a five thousand dollars first. BUT…I can’t show it to you!”

I’m not giving you money until you show me the gold brick! I’m not believing your evolutionary fairytale UNTIL YOU SHOW ME THE FOSSIL RECORD. And I’m not anti-science, and I’m not buying what you’re selling.

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Each of the items above has been declared “settled” by some “scientist.” And celebrated/promoted/legitimized by the witch doctors of the left.

Let me be clear. I’m NOT anti-science. I AM anti-ignorance. I am anti-dystopian future claims to fund Al Gore’s empire or National Geographic’s endeavors to fund itself as a pure champion of the environment and changing children’s gender (link).

Christianity requires less faith than much of what passes as science in popular culture today. It’s based on a book that names geographic locations, historic events, and historical figures…and it’s accurate. No historical document has contradicted what has been found in the pages of the Bible. And Christianity is based on the testimony of millions throughout history.

But Christianity differs from the popular “Bill-Nye-the-not-an-actual-science-guy” culture in this:

Christianity never declares itself “science” while acting antiscience.

In a world where faith and science and the cult-like following of ideas that sound scientific, grab a Bible and begin to read, and find some folks who believe it, and ask them about their lives and hearts and their relationship with their creator. It could lead you, not to settled science, but a settled heart.

Amen amen.

 

 

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