HOW TO HONOR GOD

When we believe God we honor him, but when we disbelieve we’re dishonoring Him, and we’re not loving Him as we should…

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The Scriptures were so important to Jesus Christ that he declared that anyone diminishing them will be seen for all eternity as a lesser person:

Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:18-19).

Jesus didn’t treat what we call the Old Testament as a collection of myths or amusing little stories, which can be thrown away or changed at the whims of wokeness or so-called “science”. Wokeness is in direct rebellion against God, and real science is observable: evolution from nothing is most definitely not.

Jesus also regularly attended to the importance of the fulfillment of Scripture. That which is not true cannot be fulfilled:

For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfilment (Luke 22:37).

You can’t get far in any of the gospels before you notice Jesus quoting Old Testament writings. He spoke often about characters we find all through Old Testament books: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Noah, Abel, Jonah, Isaiah, David, Daniel and more. He spoke of them and their writings and their lives and words as though they were real people who had real experiences and who relayed the very Word of God:

For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words? (John 5:46-47).

Biblical place names and their associated events have been supported richly by history and archaeology, and Jesus Christ spoke about some of those places in the Old Testament, in a way which tells us he believed they were real, including Sodom (Luke 17:28-30) and Nineveh (Matthew 12:41). Nineveh has since been found, and a place fitting the description of Sodom, (i.e. torched and in the Biblically suggested location) has also been found.

The Flood account is poo-pooed or relegated to a local event by many ministries, but there are sedimentary rock layers and billions of creatures buried in those layers all over the earth, which testify to its reality. Jesus referred to the Flood, and to Noah, and likened the judgement of that Flood to the time of his return. Will Jesus Christ really judge, as he said he would? Will he really return, or do you want to think that’s a myth also? Will he just return to a little part of the earth and leave the rest as it is, or is he coming to reclaim the whole world?

Jesus spoke of the creation of mankind, and said that God created the first people “male and female”. They were created, said Jesus, “at the beginning, and not four billion years later (Matthew 19:4-6).

Like it or not, Jesus also spoke of Satan and spoke of him as a real being. In fact, Jesus encountered Satan, answered his promptings, and put him firmly in his place. If you want to believe that Satan is imaginary or some sort of metaphor, you are calling Jesus Christ a liar and a schizophrenic. It was Satan who caused Adam and Eve to doubt that what God said was true: that’s his modus operandi. Therefore we need to honestly examine whether we’ve fallen for the same kind of lie.

It’s time to decide if you want to believe what God claims to have said or not. It’s time to either call God a liar, or to honor Him and say with Jesus Christ, “Your Word is Truth” (John 17:17).

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