Monday, July 25, 2011

Acknowledge God

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. (Psalm 14:1)

A billboard supporting atheism was taken down from a property owned by an Ohio church after the pastor complained. The ad put up in Columbus by a foundation that supports freedom from religion featured the happy face of a local nonbeliever and the man's message: "I can be good without God." The sign had upset Rev. Waymon Malone of Christ Cathedral Church. The church owns the land where the billboard went up so the pastor ordered the ad be removed. It was removed immediately but was back up at another site soon.

There will always be people who think that they can be good without God. But they forget that the very breath that they take is God given and they cannot argue in the least if he decides to take it back. So why the haughtiness?

The Bible exhorts us,
Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. (Deuteronomy 4:39)

Also, Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. (Proverbs 3:7)

The best course for every man or woman should be to acknowledge God who allowed his son Jesus to die on the cross for the redempion of mankind. The intent of the heart should be as we read below.
Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth." (Hosea 6:3)

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