The days are dark friends, with the rise of Islamic Terror, attacks on Gender, and with the attempt at redefining all things good, and calling it evil, you may say where is God in all this?
Many people use the excuse, that there is too much evil and suffering in the world for there to be an all powerful God. For instance why would a man strap a Bomb to his Chest, and walk into an arena of concert goers, wait for the right moment, and then detonate the charge, blowing himself to pieces and the youngsters enjoying a concert. Or why would any sane Human being plow through people on a bridge and continue on a stabbing rampage, all in the name of their god? You may rightly ask where is God? Why would he allow this to happen.
You see, the fact that you ask the very question, demonstrates your innate knowledge of your creator. In light of recent Terror attacks, we quickly see that the world rises up to condemn such an act as Evil. But we must then assume that Good Exists, for Evil is the opposite of Good. To put it another way, lets assume there is no God. Then the universe was a cosmic accident, life was a cosmic accident, our thoughts are then mere cosmic accidents. Then life is ultimately meaningless, without purpose and pointless. This would leave us with no ultimate objective moral Standard to call something Evil. As the man who blows himself to pieces, thinks he is doing a good deed, likewise the thief thinks that stealing someone’s car is ok, as he needs it. Or the Adulterer thinks their spouse is past it, so they want someone more attractive. But who is right and who is wrong?
Who decides? You? Me? or society you may say. Ah Yes society, Nazi Germany thought it was a good thing to exterminate the Jews, the disabled, and people of different race. Atheistic Regimes, like Stalin’s Communist Russia, thought it was good to send most of its people to the Gulag labour camps for “re-education” and work them to death. I’m sure most people of the world would view this as Evil. There have been many other societies that have committed acts that other societies deem to be atrocious, and wars have been waged against these nations to defeat what most people certainly 70 years ago would label Evil. But in this day of Moral relativism, where the majority say: “Well, do whatever makes you happy” who is to say whos right or wrong? As Secular society likes to point out and champion throughout the media and educations system; That we are merely Just bags of accidental space dust, with no point, meaning and purpose, then what Justification do we have to Judge other peoples actions as evil. Survival of the fittest right?
The reason we see Murder, Terrorism, Adultery, and theft as wrong, is because God is the standard of right and Wrong. Each time an Evil act is committed the world demonstrates that it is fully aware of The Moral Law that is universally recognised by all, even the most primitive tribesman in the deepest Jungle. This Law has been written on the conscience of every Human being, and has come from the Moral Law giver; The LORD God Almighty. This is why we can call something objectively good and objectively evil, because we are not mere accidental bags of space dust. We are created in the image of our creator, we have a sense of right and wrong, we aim to live lives of purpose and meaning, we recognise acts of evil and condemn them, we execute Justice towards criminals. We are Just, and moral Beings. A reflection of our creator. Many foolishly proclaim Atheism and guise it as intellectualism. Does the Atheist really live as though other people have no meaning, purpose or value, if so then why do you condemn something as evil and cry out against injustice when your life has no purpose. What standard are you appealing to, where do you get your sense of morality from, other sinners? We have already shown that society cannot provide an objective moral standard? So the Atheist should really have the attitude of; WHO CARES. People in reality suppress the truth, because of their Unrighteous sin loving nature. A nature that denies and rebels against its maker.
Gods word has this to say about people who deny their creator
Only fools say in their hearts,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their actions are evil;
not one of them does good!
2 The Lord looks down from heaven
on the entire human race;
he looks to see if anyone is truly wise,
if anyone seeks God.
3 But no, all have turned away;
all have become corrupt.[a]
No one does good,
not a single one
Romans 1:18- But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.[i] 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Our creator is a Holy, and Just Creator, and he promises to one day Judge the living and the dead. He has set a day when he will Judge the world in righteousness.
This Holy and Righteous God, not only sees the act of Murder as Evil, but he also sees Hatred, bitterness, and Slander towards other Humans who bear his image as Evil. Have you Hated anyone, are you bitter? God not only sees the act of Adultery as evil, but he sees the very thoughts of Lust in our hearts, engaging in any form of sexual immorality Outside of Marriage between one man and women, watching Pornography as Adultery and evil. Are you an Adulterer? Or a Fornicator? How about a blasphemer of Gods holy name? Do you daily curse the one who gives you breath, and allows your heart to beat every day? Even if you currently are not engaged in any of these acts, if you have done so in the past, then you are guilty of violating the law of God. As all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Your very Conscience condemns you, you know that Justice demands you pay. For the wages of Sin is Death (Romans 6:23)
16 There are six things the Lord hates—
no, seven things he detests:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that kill the innocent,
18 a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong,
19 a false witness who pours out lies,
a person who sows discord in a family.
This is what Gods word says about sinners Judging other sinners;
God’s Judgment of Sin
2 You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. 2 And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. 3 Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things? 4 Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
Dear reader, cant you see when you rise up and point the finger at the actions of wicked people, you in fact are condemning yourself. Yes, you may not be a murdered as such, but as we have shown, God views the heart of every person and knows your thoughts and actions that you have committed in the past, and continue to commit.
You Have no Excuse. God commands not only the terrorist who worships false gods to repent, but he commands you to Repent and believe the Gospel.
Gods offer of mercy
This Is what the Lord Jesus Christ’s dearest apostle Peter said:
39 “And we apostles are witnesses of all he did throughout Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a cross,[c] 40 but God raised him to life on the third day. Then God allowed him to appear, 41 not to the general public,[d] but to us whom God had chosen in advance to be his witnesses. We were those who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. 43 He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.”
Friend, can you see that your sins against the Most high God need to be forgiven. God is holy and just, and if you have lived a life of sin and rebellion against him, and refusing to believe his holy word, calling his servants and the Lord Jesus Himself liars. Then when you die, he will Judge you Justly for breaking his Law. God has promised that because he loves Justice, he will cast all unforgiven and unrepentant sinners into eternal hellfire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth forever. Cut off from all goodness and love, without Hope forever. But God who is rich in mercy and love towards us. Provided the only saviour through the Lord Jesus Christ. Who is Fully God, and Fully Man. He was the only sinless Human Being. He suffered and died on the cross, taking the punishment you rightly deserve for your sins against God, and rose from the grave on the third day. Jesus Christ said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” No other way friends. Jesus Christ is the only way you can have your sins forgiven. No other false religion of men can offer you any hope. They just enslave you to a religion that Cannot remove your sin, and will condemn you to hell. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe that. What maters is the truth. Jesus is now seated at the right hand of God, and rules over all his creation. He upholds the universe moment by moment, and has appointed a day that he will Jude the nations.
4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then in anger he rebukes them,
terrifying them with his fierce fury.
6 For the Lord declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne
in Jerusalem,[a] on my holy mountain.”
7 The king proclaims the Lord’s decree:
“The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son.[b]
Today I have become your Father.[c]
8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
the whole earth as your possession.
9 You will break[d] them with an iron rod
and smash them like clay pots.’”
10 Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Submit to God’s royal son,[e] or he will become angry,
and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—
for his anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take refuge in him!
2 Corinthians 5:
20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,[e] so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
Repent of your sins today and believe that the Lord Jesus Christ can save you from the wrath of God. Trust in Him.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.