Today, do heroes still exist; what virtue are you admiring
answered 24 Aug '10, 00:23
Sadly, the world ‘admires’ men far MORE than it ‘admires’ GOD. The world could not care LESS about GOD or His great abilities as Creator. GOD is contrary to the world [I John 2:16]. Thus, He is hated in the same way that Jesus Christ (GOD in the Flesh) was hated, and in the same way that all BORN-AGAIN BELIEVERS are hated [John 15:18-20].
The world does NOT ‘admire’ spiritual AUTHORITY. The world does NOT ‘admire’ spiritual EXCLUSIVITY. Therefore, the world attempts to elevate other men (such as Buddha, Lao Tzu, Confucius, Muhammad, Zoroaster, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Darwin, Einstein, any ‘Pope’, any renowned ‘scientist’, any renowned ‘philosopher’, any renowned ‘spiritist’, any renowned ‘medium’, any renowned ‘channeled entity’, etc) and their writings to an equal level with Jesus Christ. However, these men never declared to be GOD in the Flesh, never created something from nothing, never performed miracles, never resurrected from the dead, and never bled for the SINS of the world. None of the writings of these men covered a time-span of approximately 2000 years during the historical existence of  major world empires. None of the writings of these men have the volume of historical manuscript evidence and prophecy that the Bible possesses. Is the world concerned about these blatantly HUGE differences? Of course not! The world glorifies its own and institutes its own ‘gods’. In response, the GOD of the Bible shares His thoughts with all of mankind concerning these matters:
‘I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images: before me there was no GOD formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no SAVIOUR(!). Remember the former things of old: for I am GOD, and there is none else; I am GOD, and there is none like me, 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 42:8; 43:10,11; 46:9,10]
These verses are OFFENSIVE to the world. Why?? Because the GOD of the Bible is claiming total spiritual AUTHORITY and total spiritual EXCLUSIVITY. The world does NOT want to hear or ‘admire’ ANYBODY who speaks in this fashion. Instead, the world’s standard operating procedure is to INVENT any excuse under the sun in order to circumvent GOD’s authority and exclusivity (such as doubting the existence of GOD, questioning the obvious meaning of GOD’s Words, claiming that GOD’s Words have been corrupted by men, misrepresenting GOD’s moral character, re-inventing historical Biblical definitions and doctrines, etc). Are these the actions of ‘admiration’?? Absolutely not! These are the actions of a desperate world that is trying to conveniently eliminate the reality of GOD’s Judgments through ignorant LIES in order to preserve a delusional excuse to keep on SINNING! You see, if the world would ever choose to ‘admire’ GOD, then the world would be SUBMITTING itself to the authority and exclusivity of GOD and His Words. The world will NEVER react in this manner. The world will NEVER submit itself to GOD because, in relation to GOD and His Words, the perpetual problem with the world is PRIDE and UNBELIEF!
The world truly loves the things of the world (religion, science, philosophy, politics, entertainment, etc). Thus, the world ‘admires’ ITSELF. GOD will surely JUDGE all these things:
‘For the WRATH of GOD is revealed from heaven against ALL ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of GOD is manifest in them; for GOD hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and GODHEAD; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew GOD, they glorified Him not as GOD, neither were thankful; but became vain in their IMAGINATIONS(!), and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible GOD into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore GOD also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of GOD into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the CREATOR, who is blessed for ever. Amen.’ [Romans 1:18-25]
How can the creation ‘admire’ the Creator if the creation believes that the Creator does NOT exist?? Or, how can the creation ‘admire’ the Creator if the creation believes that he came from an accidental cosmic explosion?? Or, how can the creation ‘admire’ the Creator if the creation believes that he himself is the ‘Creator’?? In truth, how can the DARKNESS ‘admire’ the LIGHT?? Unless there is a change in the creation’s BELIEF OF THE HEART, the creation (who is in Darkness) will NEVER be able to ‘admire’ the Creator (who is the Light):
‘He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of GOD. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were EVIL(!). For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in GOD.’ [John 3:18-21]
If you truly want to ‘admire’ GOD, then throw away EVERYTHING that the world has to offer and cleave solely unto GOD and His Words (the Bible). This action would irrefutably demonstrate absolute ‘ADMIRATION’ for GOD!
Thanks for reading.
answered 30 Jan '11, 23:04
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