A Tragic Waste

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   The USA was settled by people who believed in God as Creator and many believed in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The Ten Commandments were held forth as a moral code for human conduct. The Bible was believed to be God’s Word. 

   The new nation prospered and grew to become a great nation — a world power under God’s blessing. This was followed by a decline.  And what was the cause of the decline? Now, for nearly three generations, the public education has taught a theory that man developed from a process called evolution and God was completely ignored as Creator. Many schools actually forbid the use of anything from the Bible to be taught. So instead of truth, they have spent billions of dollars teaching lies that were designed to make people forget God!  What a tragic waste of human personalities and human resources!

   There is so much to be learned from the Bible that can bless our lives. Even though many people do not think rightly about God, yet any recognition of God blesses the life. As one experiences those blessings, he gains knowledge of God and hopefully at some point he discovers the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how to be saved from his sins. 

   The freedom of religion has spawned a great variety of religions — some true and some false. God honors true faith wherever it is. “The Lord knows them that are His. And let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” (2 Timothy 2:19).  

   When a nation forgets God or deliberately educates its people against the knowledge of God, wickedness will follow that is self-destructive. We see that process in the decline of the USA. The decline and ultimate judgment of God on a world power is painful to see and experience. But the real tragedy is the loss of human souls.

   God went to great sacrifice to save us. Every human is His creation. Every human was designed to be a worshiper of his Creator. 

   Satan stole our heart and God had devised a plan to rescue us from Satan’s bondage. He sent Jesus as a perfect Man and Jesus taught us many things about God and truth. In the end He gave His life in sacrifice for our sins. 

   God designed this salvation before the world began. He put salvation within our reach. The Christian’s work is to help others discover that salvation. The real tragedy is that every soul created by God and every soul that refuses to believe in God will be forever lost if they do not believe. This is the ultimate tragedy!  

   “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 

   Jesus was lifted up on the Cross and made a costly sacrifice. Now it is our privilege to believe it. Satan is going to tell you that it is stupid to believe the Gospel! And if you have believed the lies of evolution, it will seem stupid to believe the Gospel story of Jesus. It does not take much faith to believe the simple narrative of Genesis 1 and 2. Any serious consideration of all the marvels of nature and the intricate designs anywhere you look, the Genesis account is indeed not only plausible but TRUE!

   Friends, the Gospel is as glorious as it ever was. Although Satan is bringing ruin to a great nation, you need not be lost. If you have a Bible, read it with a desire to know God. If you do not have a Bible, get one and read it. It is a miracle book preserved by God for our time. It is not necessary for us to be eternally lost in hell. God has made simple the glorious way for us to be saved. Believe in Jesus. Believe what He taught. Then associate yourself with others who believe,  to find the right kind of encouragement to continue in the narrow way that leads to life!

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