Today’s Devotional – February 7th (Why Not Just Eat, Drink & Be Merry?)

By admin On February 6th, 2014

 

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Today’s Devotional – February 7th

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Why Not Just Eat, Drink & Be Merry?

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Last night on the Internet, there was a debate between a leading advocate for Evolution, and a leading advocate for Creation.

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And there was much enthusiastic anticipation among both Christians as well as Evolutionists over this verbal sparring match.

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Both men were very articulate, and each laid out their respective positions very well.

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Debating – Wikimedia -Share-alike License

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EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE!?

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But the Evolutionist kept repeating the concept, that he was so excited about science and kept encouraging the youngsters of America to likewise get excited about science.

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Finally, after repeating this concept a number of times, the Creationist questioned the Evolutionist by saying something to the effect, “Why get excited about finding new discoveries and making the world a better place if you’re just going to die, and lie in your grave forever? Why not just enjoy yourself for the next 20 years? After all, when you’re finally dead in a few years, it won’t even matter! Your memory will be forever extinct, and you won’t exist ever again! And after a few more years, those young people will also be dead!”

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Well, the Evolutionist ignored this comment, and went on with his debate, repeating his mantra regarding getting excited about new scientific discoveries.

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A REALLY DEPRESSING RELIGION!

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Of course, the Creationist was merely paraphrasing the Bible.

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Yes, the Bible says virtually the same thing…

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Listen… “what advantage is it to me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.” 1st Cor. 15:32.

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Well, if there was an award for the “World’s Most Miserable Religion”, it might be atheism that would receive 1st prize!

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Charles Darwin by John Collier (artist) www.wikigallery.com public domain

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“REMEMBER…THY CREATOR…IN THE DAYS OF…YOUTH”

Ecclesiastes 12:1

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After all, if there’s no God, then I can go out and sin till the proverbial ‘cows come home’, and nobody will care!

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Yes, if there’s no God, I can cheat and steal and lie, and it won’t even matter! I can http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Old_Man_in_Sorrow_(On_the_Threshold_of_Eternity).jpgeven kill, as long as I don’t get caught! (And as we look at this present society, it is amazing how corrupt and lawless we are becoming! And yet, the leaders of this society are still trying to outlaw the public display of the Ten Commandments!)

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But time brings all living things back down to the earth. Yes, the older you get, the more you hurt, the more you suffer, and the more hopeless life gets!

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And atheism slowly grows more cruel, the closer you get to your grave!

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Huckleberry Finn with rabbit – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Vincent van Gogh – Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE “ACCELERATING TIME PHENOMENON”

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And what many younger people don’t realize is that the older a person gets to be, the faster time seems to go by!

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Yes, when you’re young, death seems a long way off!

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But by the time a person reaches, perhaps middle age, the days begin to race by. And this phenomenon just keeps accelerating! And death becomes more and more in view. 

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Yes, a poet might say it this way: “life is like a speeding locomotive, racing down the tracks of time, gradually picking more steam, till it reaches its final destination!”

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Midnight Train locomotive Hans Baluschek Anfahrender Schnellzug 1909 wikimedia public domain

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ATHEISM ONLY GROWS MORE CRUEL!

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And don’t think that your atheism will comfort you in your elderly years!

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No, atheism becomes like a cruel and cold-hearted mocker, who laughs and taunts at your unfortunate circumstances! 

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At least the false religions of the world comfort their followers with some false hope for the future!

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But not atheism!

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Atheism grows more bleak and hopeless with each passing year!

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Comedian – Laughing Fool – possibly Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen – circa 1500 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“THROUGH FEAR OF DEATH…”

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And then, on that dreaded day, when you’re lying on your death-bed, your atheism will stand there and mock you and it will terrify you with dreams and fears about the blackness of eternity!

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Listen to Scripture… “(The people of the world), through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2:15.

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So as this verse reveals, the people of the world live in fear of death, no matter how they might pretend otherwise!

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Devil Exorcism – Goya Painting – Public Domaion

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THIS HORRIFIC WORLD!

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Yes, this evolution-apologist was excited about making discoveries to improve the world.

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But have all the discoveries already made, ever caused this world to become a better place to live?

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Quite the contrary! We see a world which is becoming increasingly fearful. People are getting more and more frightened, as we see the world growing more and more evil and hopeless!

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Listen… “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,” Matthew 24:12, NIV.

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This verse paints a very dismal portrait of the future, doesn’t it? The love of all those who spurned the gift of Salvation will wax cold.

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When a candle goes out, the wax solidifies.

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So too, when the light of Christ is removed from the world, the world will lose whatever little love they might have had!

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

9/11 world trade center attack New York by UpsateNYer & Wikipedia share-alike lic.

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HOW’S OUR REBELLION WORKIN’ OUT FOR US?

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Even now, the love in this sad world is quickly evaporating!

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MILLIONS OF CHILDREN kidnapped and sold into slavery!

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MORE AND MORE RESTRICTIVE LAWS, because of lawless people, who no longer believe in the Ten Commandments!

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DANGEROUS HALLUCIGENIC DRUGS being smuggled and sold to young and old people alike.

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TERRORISTS KILLING MILLIONS, for no good reason!

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DISEASES CAUSING ILLNESS AND DEATH, in spite of all the new discoveries in curative drugs!

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CHILDREN MADE TO SUFFER when parents divorce and remarry.

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SCHOOLS IN DECLINE, becoming more lawless and dangerous, all because the Ten Commandments have been removed by atheists!

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OUR FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS BECOMING MORE CORRUPT. Our courts losing their love for the rule of law! The government printing money out of thin air, not caring that we’re headed for financial suicide!

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SEXUAL DEPRAVITY now celebrated as a good thing!

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THE GOVERNMENT SPYING on everybody, because people are growing less, and less trustworthy!

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Anti-Christian Protest movement – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Boston marathon bombing – Wikipedia – Creative-Commons-2.0

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March – Protest – Thank God For Satan – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later version

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“THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH ARE BURNED, AND FEW MEN LEFT”

Isaiah 24:6

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And the atheist-apologist is excited for the future!?!

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It seems like the more discoveries we make, the worse this world gets! After all, God hints to us that all attempts to improve this broken world will only be met with failure!

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Listen… “That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting [lacking] cannot be numbered [filled].” Ecclesiastes 1:15. The fact is, the Bible here is saying that our efforts to correct the evils of this world are utterly futile! It’s like pulling weeds. Unless you completely remove the root, the weed will soon grow back!

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No, society doesn’t want to face the real root cause of why our world is growing more troubled and more evil every day: It is because we are Satan’s prisoners of sin!

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Earth On Stove – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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THE DOOMSDAY BUTTON (OR BOX)!

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And what about the scientific discoveries being made in nuclear and biological warfare?

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Little despot nations advancing in technology, soon allowing them to destroy this entire world!

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And all it will take is just one really sick or evil leader, to push that button!

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Or one egocentric scientist willing to open that box containing that doomsday-virus!

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And atheists are excited about new scientific discoveries? What about these discoveries?

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Castle romeo2 nuclear bomb Wikipedia Public-Domain

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LIVING IN THE STATE OF DENIAL!

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For those of us who have lived as atheists, we fully understand that atheists must create a type of bubble-like shell, to live in: a sort of fantasy world in which we must hide from the stark reality of the true condition of this world.

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Oh yes, we put on our best face and pretend that there is hope, knowing deep down, there really is no hope!

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We live in a state of denial about our short existence in this hopeless world! As that old saying goes, we have to see the world through “rose-colored glasses”. That’s how we have to survive in this world as atheists. Reality is just too hard to face!

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Or perhaps you could say that we’re like the proverbial ostrich with her head in the sand, hiding our heads from our inevitable doom!

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Ostriches head in sand Wikimedia Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication

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REAL HOPE FOUND ONLY IN ONE DIRECTION!

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No, the only hope for that enthusiastic atheist debater (and everyone else!), is to turn to the One who bled and died on the Cross of Calvary, for the sins of this world!

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Yes, this is Mankind’s only way out of this hopelessly suffering and dying world! That One who suffered the cruel revenge from this planet of rebels, and yet cried out, “Father, forgive them! For they know not what they do!”

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And then, we would know just what hope really looks like! Then we would suddenly see that there’s a way out of this crazy hopelessly dying world!

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We would then see that there is a pathway, which leads upward into the highways and byways of eternity!

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Study for The Cross and the World…… Brooklyn Museum Thomas Cole US public domain

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Open my eyes to the vanity (meaninglessness) of life! Help me to put all my hope in the everlasting world to come!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet” or you can also read… “Flower of the Field Constellation: Part 2-”All is Vanity””

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“MYSTERY FINISHED”

Revelation 10:7

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And so this puzzling question which God asked Job (“Can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.), was never answered. And the Bible seems silent on this question. And so, this question has remained a mystery for thousands of years…until now.

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You see, God, according to His “eternal purpose” (not to mention His infinite patience), has kept these things secret through the long millenniums…until just now!

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Yes, God is just now beginning to reveal these mysterious signs in the heavens! And now we are discovering that God has written His marvelous love story in the heavens, using the various constellations as picture symbols. And this should be no surprise. After all, God plainly declares in Psalms… “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1. But the heavens also declare God’s righteousness, as is written… “And the heavens shall declare his righteousness…Selah.” Psalm 50:6.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)”

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TOMORROW: February 8th

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(Recommended Vacation Resorts For Christians)

 

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