Black & White
There is a line in Psalm 14 that goes "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God'". It's these lines in these Bible that makes me realise again how black & white the Bible really is. In a society where political correctness and 'there is truth in everything' is the flavour of the day, the Bible is resolute in purpose. More frequently, just using a quote from the Bible can land a person in a massive argument (if drawn in) with more likely a christian than a non-christian. Why is it that in this post-modern world (or the next era that is dawning) christians seem to be racing to align their biblical beliefs with that of the world? Doesn't this stand as direct contradiction to so many verses in the Bible? Shouldn't we be as Paul says in Romans 1:16: "For I am unashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek"? The purest gospel that is found saturated throughout God's Word is not something to be ashamed of or seek to use our worldly knowledge to improve upon that which the Holy Spirit has inspired.
In John's gospel, he consistently seeks to explain the divinity of Christ. I love the first four verses that shed light on who the Word is: "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. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."
Every time I read this, it blows my mind! Jesus, who has always been, who created the world, who has life within Him, came down to implement the plan of the God the Father to save us all! Wow!
How can we dare to be ashamed of this? How can we think of changing the pure message of the gospel?
Jesus has given us life! But we just have to decide... Will we take the gift God is offering us and never actually open it to use in our lives? Or will we take the unbelievably amazing gift God has offered us... not not just take it... but open it... take it out of the box... and use it everyday?