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Despite human disbelief, God’s purposes will prevail!

Rejection of the Bible as the basis of all authority—even by the majority as is the case in many nations today—in no way invalidates the truths in God’s Word. Other people say they accept the Bible, but reject sections from it because the contents do not agree with their own personal beliefs. This approach is unacceptable to God. “The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.” (Psalm 33:10-11 KJV).

God’s thoughts and ways are far superior to human ingenuity and thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9KJV), and He emphatically states, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11KJV, emphasis added throughout). Human rejection of His Word will not alter the ultimate outcome of God’s purpose. It is not the will of man that ultimately prevails, but what God has planned (Isaiah 14:24, 26-27KJV).

God’s power supersedes all human government and institutions. He says there is no God like Him who declares “the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: (Isaiah 46:9-10KJV). No human authority, no matter how powerful, can overrule, supplant or supersede the will of God; His will and or opinion matters most! Seek His opinion and pray for His will to be done!

Human reasoning versus God’s truth

What are some of the areas where man’s beliefs and opinions are in conflict with what the Bible teaches? Many people believe that:

  • Mankind is a product of the process of evolution—an evolutionary accident:

But the Bible states: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:1-3KJV). The Bible says God is Creator, and He gives us evidence to prove it for ourselves.

In order to obtain salvation, all you have to do is just believe, but the Bible states:

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:17-19 & 26 KJV).

Just love God and you will be saved

But what is the love of God according to the Bible?

“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not grievous” (1 John 5:3 KJV).

“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.” (1 John 2:4-5 KJV).

Consequences for following man’s opinions contrary to God’s ways

Before the ancient Israelites entered the Promised Land, God issued a warning through Moses: “Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes(Deuteronomy 12:8KJV). If they failed to follow His instructions, there would be severe consequences (Deuteronomy 28:15KJV).

Only the foolish will “despise wisdom and instruction,” and those who “disdained all my counsel … shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies” (Proverbs 1:7, 25, 31 KJV; see also Jeremiah 2:19 KJV).

God told the prophet Jeremiah that when the people asked him why troubles were increasing in the nation, he should answer: “And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:(Jeremiah 16:12KJV).

How many today really listen to and seek to obey God?

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25 KJV).

When our Creator judges, He bases His judgment and justice on what He has spoken in His Word: “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48KJV). James, the half-brother of Jesus, stated: “So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.” (James 2:12KJV).

What does God expect us to do?

God wants us to recognize His beneficial laws and obey them, even if society around us does not. He wants Christians to “be subject to the governing authorities” (Romans 13:1 KJV) whenever possible, but when there is a conflict to follow Peter’s admonition, “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29 KJV).

We should forsake our own ways, thoughts and opinions if they are contrary to God’s righteous ways, and “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:6-7 KJV).

God has a plan that will eventually extend salvation to everyone, not just those He has called now. He said “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4 KJV), and He “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 KJV).

God in His love and mercy will eventually make it possible for each person to seek and find His way of life—the way that, if followed, will lead to peace, happiness and ultimately eternal life in His Kingdom. Despite what people’s viewpoints may be, it’s God’s words that will count for eternity! Continue to study the Bible cover to cover my friends.

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