Lord is saying. You are on the brink of a breakthrough
but you didn't know. Now you know, pick up those feeble knees
and walk on strong, with your head held high. You were feeling
shaky but walk on, your breakthrough is immininent if you faint
not, nor go back. Set your face like flint and keep walking.
1:19-20 Amplified Bible
that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain
in their inner conciousness, because God [Himself] has shown
it to them. For ever since the creation of the world His invisible
nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity,
have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through
the things that have been made (His handiworks). So men are
without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification].
The Emperor's new clothes
An Emperor who cares for nothing
but his wardrobe hires two weavers who promise him the finest
suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit
for his position or "just hopelessly stupid". The
Emperor cannot see the cloth himself, but pretends that he can
for fear of appearing unfit for his position or stupid; his
ministers do the same. When the swindlers report that the suit
is finished, they pretend to dress him and the Emperor then
marches in procession before his subjects. A child in the crowd
calls out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the
cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspecting the
assertion is true, but holds himself up proudly and continues
I can't help but think that this
is the state of the world at the moment!! People say that the
earth made itself and that an explosion came and made all the
amazing things that we see around us, evolving over time. They
teach children in schools what is a theory and call it a fact.
It stands to reason that if you build a wall and leave it to
itself it will deteriorate and crumble and if you put dynamite
under it it will blow it to smithereens. How ridiculous to think
that an explosion can bring order. Time (without a maintainance
man to repair stuff) makes matters worse not better. Even science
easily proves this. Some people have likened the nonsensical
idea of the big bang theory being like an explosion writing
and ordering all the books in a library ..... How ridiculous
And yet those who see clearly and
who shout out the truth "CREATION NEEDED A CREATOR"
are said to be fools while the rest walk on pretending.
Wrong is said to be right and right
wrong. Politicians that stand up for good morals quickly back
down when they think they will lose the vote. People who say
there is a God, when it is so clearly seen in the beauty of
creation are labelled as "nutters".
The truth is.... The emperor had
no clothes on.... and there is a God...... and He did create
the universe and His beautiful handiwork we see around us. Every
fruit and flower he made to delight us....
Jesus was born of a virgin, lived
and was crucified and rose again on the third day to rescue
this sad old world...
Its time for the people who know
the truth, to stand up with boldness, simplicity and love and
to nail our flags to the mast , because one day when the chips
are down we'll wish we did!! For all will bow their knee to
the creator of heaven and earth.
C.S. Lewis on materialistic thoughts First published:
If the solar system was brought about by an accidental
collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet
was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an
accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere
accidentsthe accidental by-product of the movement of
atoms. And this holds for the thoughts of the materialists and
astronomers as well as for anyone elses. But if their
thoughtsi.e. of materialism and astronomyare merely
accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true?
I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able
to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. Its
like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash
when you upset a milkjug should give you a correct account of
how the jug was made and why it was upset.
C.S. Lewis (18981963), The Business of Heaven, Fount
Paperbacks, U.K., p. 97, 1984.