The Wise and the Fools
In Proverbs 1:7 is the verse, ďThe fear
of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools
despise wisdom and instruction.Ē
The bible actually calls those that despise wisdom
and instruction, fools. One might say that in America,
at least in the United States, education is exalted
above all other things. So, we might assume that we
Americans are not the fools described in this verse.
The wisdom and instruction despised here is wisdom and
instruction that acknowledge God and Godís word. The
wisdom of the word and instruction in the ways of God
are what the writer is speaking of. The fear of God,
which is the respect for Godís word, and fear of
breaking that word is the beginning of knowledge.
Without the fear of God there is no true knowledge. So
this verse describes our higher education in the United
States and that is why we are graduating masses of
students that know nothing. Our higher liberal education
denies the existence of God. If there is no god in their
minds then how can they fear Him or fear breaking His
law? This is why we have rebellion among the youth and a
disrespect for the government. "No fear of God in their
eyes", describes condition of our country today.
Abortion is not considered wrong because if we are not
created in the image of a divine God then we are just
passing through evolved from a mass of nothing. If God
didnít create us male and female to marry and bear
children then homosexuality is just another part of
evolution from a mass of nothing so nothing is right and
nothing is wrong.
So where do we get the laws to live by if there is
no God? Where do we get civilization and a conscience
that knows right from wrong? Without God we are like a
mass of hopeless creatures suspended in space ready to
die and be gone forever.
Iím so glad that it is not that way. Iím so glad
there is a God who created us and designed us perfectly.
Unless there is a birth defect or disease that
interferes with Godís perfection, we have two perfect
eyes, two ears, one mouth, kidneys, a heart, blood
vessels, and a body with all kinds of different systems
working together for the purpose to give us life.
Evolution, chance, and something like that from nothing?
I donít think so. The very thought seems very silly. Yet
something happened to this perfect human body. The body
dies. Unless disease or an accident occurs beforehand,
the body dies when it gets old. So, what is the point of
it all? What do we have to live for and hope for? The
answer is eternal life.
Eternal life is what God meant for all to have. He
created two perfect human beings. He told them to be
fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. God gave
them a beautiful garden for them to live in. God gave
them a free will to choose right from wrong. God told
them to eat all the fruit and trees that wanted to eat
accept one. That one was sort of a test to see if these
creatures would love Him enough to obey His voice or
prefer to do their own thing and live their own life.
They were not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good
and evil. We today still have choices and a freewill. We
can choose Godís way or our own way. There was an evil
one nearby who was very jealous and hated Godís new
creation. He wanted to destroy what God made. He wanted
these new creatures to end up where he was ending up, in
a place called hell that was made for the devil and the
devilís followers. Adam and Eve chose to listen to the
wicked one and disobeyed God. In doing so sin and death
came upon all human beings from that point onward. In a
way this was Godís mercy. If God had not have done that,
human suffering would never end. Physical death brings
an end to suffering in the body. However, the soul and
spirit do not die at death. They go to a place to await
the final judgment of God for what they did in their
lifetime. If sin is in a soul at the point of death, the
soul goes to hell to wait until the judgment day. If the
soul is sinless, the soul goes to heaven at the point of
death. Since we cannot get rid of sin ourselves a
sacrifice was provided. This sacrifice was someone that
had never sinned yet died for the penalty of sin. This
sinless oneís death could pay for the salvation of all
who would believe in the sinless one and accept Him as
Lord. This person was Jesus Christ.
Since the beginning of creation Satan has tried to
destroy what God created. He tried to get each person to
sin and be cursed by the penalty of the law, which says,
ďThe soul that sins shall die.Ē Satan really wants to
wipe out the human race. Homosexuality is one way that
he tries to do this. Sin is a weakness that we all are
born with. Some of us are subject to one type of
weakness and some of us have other types. Our heredity
has something to do with this. Satan brought in
homosexuality to defile human beings. If he could get
everyone consumed with this, the human race would die
out and the plan of God for us would be defeated. When
homosexuals say they were born that way, some of them
may be right. They may have been born with that type of
tendency. If they give into that temptation, it will
destroy them. The bible says clearly that their bodies
will suffer from that type of sin. When they say that
God created them that way though, the answer to that is
no- He did not. God did not create some heterosexual and
some homosexual. God created us in the beginning
perfect. Man and woman. Sin is what caused us to leave
our original purpose and do what is right in our own
eyes instead of what is right in Godís eyes.
This is why Jesus came to us to deliver us from sin.
All sin. There is nothing that we cannot overcome
through the power of Jesus Christ. That is the sole
reason Jesus died for our sins. To take them away when
we believe in Him. When we believe, He sends His Holy
Spirit to give us power over sin. This is what being
born again means. We are actually born again by the
spirit of God. Old things have passed away and all
things become new.
Another way Satan has planned to wipe out our
population is abortion. The thought is to have fun,
enjoy life, live carefree, donít work, play, live off
the government, let someone else foot the bill, eat,
drink be merry. If women accidentally get pregnant, just
kill the baby. Then she can be free to eat, drink and be
merry again. She can then have no responsibility and
avoid getting tied down with an infant. Satan is behind
the abortion industry to steal, kill and destroy just
like he planned from the beginning when his envy caused
him to deceive Eve and lure Adam into disobeying the
word of God.
To try to stop the coming savior and the plan of
salvation Satan has tried to wipe out Godís chosen
people who were to bring salvation to the entire world.
Through the order of pharaoh all male children were
slain in the days of Moses. He even tried to kill Christ
Himself by stirring up jealousy in King Herod to slay
again all male children under two years old.
Since the Jewish people did not recognize their
Messiah and rejected Him, the hand of protection was
removed from them and they were scattered all over the
earth until 1948. They suffered persecution from many
nations. Anti-Semitism is the result of hatred stirred
up by Satan for any of Godís people. Yet we know from
scripture that God will bring the Jewish people back to
Him in the latter days. The plan of God will not be
thwarted. Persecution of true believers in Jesus Christ
is also Satanís hatred toward Godís children. Because of
Jesus all who believe enter the vine of Israel. We
inherit what God promised to them by faith in, the Son
of God, Jesus Christ.
Now we see Satan still at work through higher
education and the opposition of science. In the name of
science, the teaching of evolution, liberalism and
secular humanism is taught in our colleges and
universities all across the United States. It will
eventually destroy our country if we donít have a great
repentance and a turning to God in our country. We badly
need help in the United States. The richest most
powerful country in the world will lose its place, lose
its power and maybe even be totally destroyed if we
donít repent and turn back to the God.
Are we going to be fools and despise true knowledge
or wise and hear His instruction?
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