The World Wants to Throw Out Its Creator

God created the world, but the world has no use for Him.

Of course, it’s absurd that the world wants nothing to do with its Creator – but it’s nonetheless true.  That Jesus was crucified is a dramatic illustration of this reality.

Where do you stand on this?  Do you side with the folks who want to eliminate God from public life?  If so, you’ll have plenty of company.  That’s a pretty big crowd.

If, however, you love your Creator and want to give Him His due, then you’ll have to be prepared to accept the scorn of the world.  They will not like the choice you have made.  And they will use every persuasive technique known possible to persuade you to change your mind and re-join them in acting as if God’s not around.

It’s a strange world that would reject the One who made it.  Don’t be like them. Instead, stand up to them.  Walk with God and not with them.  You’ll be glad you did.

Bible notes on this post.

The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything or anyone else – but Him.

6 Replies to “The World Wants to Throw Out Its Creator”

  1. Honestly, I am not always immediately glad whenever I was able to stand up to someone who rejected or even mocked at my simple belief in and my utmost dependence on Jesus Christ. Quite the contrary, in the beginning I am often angry and sad about it. Humanly spoken, I would love to meet people whom I could quasi bring home to Christ; however, I cannot. And I am still wondering about people who tell about several possibilities they had to share the Gospel.
    Am I wrong when I listen to the Lord and ask Him what to do in a particular situation, and He speaks to my heart, “Be quiet and pray, listen, and love them. That’s enough”?
    Since whenever I try to share the Gospel on my own, I fail due to a lack of spiritual power. My mere words don’t bring about anything unless the Lord wills. I admit that I often struggle with this fact (currently 😥 ). But I think patience is necessary here until the Lord has prepared my heart to do what Peter said,

    “[…] and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.” (1 Pt 3:15-17 – KJV)

    Indeed, the journey on the right track is longer than I thought, and there are no true shortcuts on our way with Christ.
    But there is one main thing that somehow ‘sugars the pill and the bitter taste’ of suffering – it is His loving embrace… 😉 This is both our comfort through hard times and our strength that finally enables us to love our neighbors around us just the way the Lord wants them to be loved. We may not stop there by merely receiving His love for ourselves because “Real love is a two way street!” Or in other words,

    “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)

  2. By “stand up to them” I was referring primarily to maintaining the integrity of faith in your own heart while having to live in what is largely an unbelieving world – that is, not kowtowing to their way of thinking, nor doubting the Way you have chosen.

    I was not speaking of “witnessing,” which is a generalized command with which Evangelicals burden each other – generally in an unscriptural manner.

    If “standing up to the world” meant only “evangelism” as defined by modern Christianity then a believer would never be able to shut up, since there is, it seems, almost always an unbeliever present. How would we ever find time to get the logs out of our own eyes?

    By contrast, the Scriptures (1 Peter 3:15 being a prime example) position us in a defensive – not offensive – mode. That is, when our righteousness, peace, and joy attract attention, we should be ready to extol our Lord and offer good reasons for why we believe.

    Beyond that, I can only add that your approach of asking the Lord for direction for individual guidance sounds wise. Because Esther was subject to the guidance of Mordecai she knew that there was a time to be silent about her God (Esther 2:10) and a time to speak out (Esther 4:14).

    “He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.” Ecclesiastes 8:5

    1. Why is this a place for non-church goers and that be a positive thing to propose others to do trying to follow Christ? Im probably missing your point even though I find lots of interesting things in the blog. Now Im a church leader and a teacher and would like to know the purpose of your message. What is your take on reach out or evangelism? Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20…. Jesus words….

      1. The purpose of my blogs is to make known important truths that have been hidden from us (e.g. everyone is going to heaven, the Second Coming of Christ occurred long ago, the kingdom of God has replaced the church), while at the same time reinforcing truths which are known to us but which have not been sufficiently heeded (e.g. Jesus is Lord, the Bible is the word of God).

        Most of what is called evangelism today can best be described as a fulfillment of Matthew 23:15. Christians are crying for the world to repent while God is calling Christians to repent. I was a pastor and sought to grow my church. My blogs are part of my repentance; they seek to grow His church.

  3. Thank you so much, Mike. Your reply was both helpful and wise.

    Maybe I should have been a little more concrete about what happened recently to me. That event I was referring to was kind of maintaining the integrity of my faith which resulted in witnessing of sorts. 😉

    On Monday we were confronted with the same severe problems regarding our daughter we faced a few months ago. A near relative of my husband called and impetuously, he sprang a wide range of psychological and pseudo-psychological methods on me. Seemingly he “knew” what went wrong and who were the guilty in our family. Although I do understand that he only wanted to help us, his behavior was impertinent, to say the least. Having been in a rather bad mental condition at that moment, I could hardly bear his baseless accusations as for our family. Moreover, every method he suggested, I knew from my own experience not having been designed by God. Therefore I interrupted him, which I would normally not do, and pointed to the fact that I would rely on God in everything, regardless of circumstances. I guess I was a bad witness then since I was neither calm nor peaceful but ‘badly on the edge’ (sometimes it’s hard to know what to say for all that guides you on the way 🙄 ).
    During that conversation I was almost not able to hear the Lord’s voice because it felt like he – not Jesus – would foist godless techniques on me, or as you said with much apropos,

    “And they will use every persuasive technique known possible to persuade you to change your mind and re-join them in acting as if God’s not around.”

    Phew! That was my puny contribution to “stand up to them”, and I needed two days to find some peace of mind …again…

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