Our five senses show us that we live in a natural world. We think ‘naturally.’ Yet the natural is not all life is about. The Bible reveals a supernatural world, all around but invisible. In this supernatural world are God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, good and evil angels. The world in which we live is ruled by the leader of the evil angels.
People might say, ‘Prove it!’ One of the easiest proofs is the war against the Bible. If we live in a natural world only, where do the continual attacks against the Bible come from? For example, there are professors at universities who do their best to destroy the faith of Bible believing students. Various TV shows mock the Gospel. Films poke fun at pastors and church officials in a very negative way. Some people even mock Jesus as transgender, homosexual, married to Mary Magdalene, et cetera. Others reject Jesus’ resurrection as fiction. Anything that might remind people of the Bible, even prayer, is often frowned upon. Christians are even labelled as evil people. The idea of evolution, that life evolved naturally, is widely sold as ‘science.’ Yet nobody has ever proved how non-living elements can combine to form the most intricate living structures. It has never been done, but the public has to believe it like gospel truth – life came from non-life.
- If people believe in strange things like civilized men on the moon, or ET’s from outer space, or whatever, that is fine. As long as some one does not believe in the Bible.
- It is ordinary citizens, many who are clever and gifted, who attack the Bible. What force in them drives them to hate the Bible? The Bible has a supernatural origin and a supernatural message. So it makes sense that these people are influenced by the supernatural enemy of God.
- The Bible tells us about a future new world and a city of massive proportions built out of gold. People deride it as a myth and yet that so-called mythical book is banned, burned and branded as evil. No ‘myth’ ever received such treatment!
I grew up on a farm near a small town in South Africa. I had no clue why I was on earth. Life was not that much fun. I had questions, ‘ Why am I here? What is life about?’ The few times I was in church as a youngster I understood zero. It puzzled me why the man in the black suit read what to me was a very boring ‘Big, Black Book.’ There were many wonderful books I knew about, like ‘Tarzan of the Apes,’ ‘Prince Valiant,’ exciting cowboy stories, et cetera.
What was I supposed to answer the girl I dated when she asked me, ‘Are you saved?’ I had no clue what she meant. Regardless, we got married and in time I did get saved. I gave my heart and life to Jesus. Then began my search of what it means to be saved. I wondered why the Bible needs 66 books to explain such a simple message? Now, about 45 years later, it feels as if many of my questions have been answered by the precious Holy Spirit. That is what we write about.
To be continued….