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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Will I Stand During Adversity?

by Barbara Latta

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world and not according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8 NKJV).

Our world is full of values and attitudes that are contrary to God’s instructions. Morals, finances, relationships, child discipline, and education are just some of the issues our society sets standards for.
Which way will we go?

Our question as believers is, “Which parameter will I live by, the world’s or God’s?

We once toured the Dinosaur Resource Center in Colorado. Relics from the past were hanging from the ceiling, mounted on displays, and enclosed in glass cases. The evidence of these enormous creatures roaming the earth is undeniable.  

Evolutionists claim these animals existed millions of years ago. However, biblical scholars date the time of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at approximately 6,000 years ago. So how can the claim of millions-of-year-old fossils fit into the Genesis account of creation?   I researched information on creationist websites which back up their scientific findings with scripture. Physical evidence showed me how the flood of Noah could do all the things to the earth in a short time that evolutionists say took millions of years.

This is just one example of things we encounter regularly that can make us question the truth of the Bible. Newspapers, magazines, movies, TV shows, textbooks, and just someone
Dinosaurs do not prove evolution
else’s opinion can inundate us with ideas that can cause doubt and unbelief.  Someone once said, “If you don’t believe something, you’ll fall for anything.”  

How can we be a light to the world if we don’t have a good foundation of what we believe? Each issue of today needs to be examined in the light of God’s Word so we can know the truth instead of someone’s opinion; then when our beliefs are challenged we won’t falter.

A few days ago a Kentucky court clerk named Kim Davis experienced this test first hand. The world says she failed, but God says she passed the test of faithfulness. She stood strong on His Word in the face of adversity and she will be tested again because this persecution is not over.

A life free of trials would be a comfortable existence; but Jesus said if the world hated Him, they will hate us (John 15:18). “In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NKJV).

The Bible should be our standard
Before He left the earth, Jesus encouraged his disciples with these words, “when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads,because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28 NKJV).

Society’s standards change with each person’s politically correct opinion. However, if you are established in Christ, you will not be deceived.

Do you know the foundations for what you believe?

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