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By the Light of the Silvery Moon –Ray Comfort
"If you have proof the Bible is wrong I would hope you are a kind enough person to share it with all us misguided children of the Light...I am hoping you agree with just about everyone in knowing that the moon is not a source of light. In which case: Gen 1:16 is wrong ['And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also']."
You had better contact those misguided folks who compile dictionaries. Have them remove the word "moonlight." They say: moonlight--noun, "the light of the moon." Also have Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" banned from learning institutions. William wrote: "Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung..."
Then contact the ignorant scientists at NASA. They are deceived into thinking that moonlight exists: "Moonlight, remember, is no more exotic than sunlight reflected from the dusty surface of the moon. The only difference is intensity: Moonlight is about 400,000 times fainter than direct sunlight." Don't leave out country singer and writer Leann Rimes for her mistaken hit "Can't Fight the Moonlight," and the producers of the hit TV series Moonlight.
All these mentally-challenged folks are uneducated flat earthers, who need to sit at the feet of the intelligent modern atheist, and learn that there's no such thing as moonlight.
If the Shoe Fits
If a man throws a shoe at a dog, nothing much happens. However, if he throws a shoe at a Head of State and calls him a "dog," something big happens. The perpetrator is arrested and may face up to 17 years in prison. His crime escalates, according to whom it is committed against. This may be a strange thing to have to explain, but the man goes to jail even if he doesn't believe that jail exists.
When we sin, we violate the moral Law and sin directly against God (see Psalm 51:4). The Law has already arrested us (see 2 Peter 3:7). We are not going to escape (Romans 2:3). If we die in our sins, the divine Law will eventually execute us and send us to Hell (Revelation 21:8). This will happen even if we do not believe in the existence of Hell.
The problem with the atheist is that he doesn't believe in his own quote-mined version of God. He has an image of God that doesn't exist. He is only an atheist in his own mind.
He needs to pull back the curtains and think of the infinitude of space and the immensity of creation. Then think of the immensity of the God who created all these things. When those thoughts are allowed to flood his brain, he should then add the thought that this Creator is perfect and holy, and is to be feared.
It is that healthy fear of God ("the beginning of wisdom) that will send us to the cross. There we may taste the sweetness of mercy, rather than the bitterness of His terrible wrath: "He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword; Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet!"
People Still Die
"Jesus didn't abolish death. People still die and, as before His birth, peoples' souls still live on forever."
Of course people still die. However, the Bible still says, "Jesus Christ abolished death" (2 Timothy 1:10). So you have a choice. Either those who believe that death has been abolished are mentally challenged, or there is something here that you don't yet understand.
The Scriptures tell us that sin has resulted in capital punishment for humanity (see Romans 6:23). We die because we are criminals in God's sight. However, for those who repent and trust in the Savior, that death sentence is instantly commuted. It is nullified. God shows us the immutability of His promise of commutation by giving us His Holy Spirit. The Bible says that He "seals" us with His Spirit as a token of good faith, so that we have even more than His promise.
It's as though God said that He abolished darkness, and then quietly gave a secret light to those that trust Him (see Psalm 25:14). So, each person who has the light no longer walks in darkness--they have "the light of life." This is what Jesus was speaking of when He said, "I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" (John 8:12).
Nothing to Sing About
I was listening to the Hallelujah Chorus of Handel's Messiah recently and thinking about what atheists have as an equivalent. An equivalent? They don't have a Bible, they don't belong to a Church, they don't have a relationship with God, and they don't have their own music. That's because they have nothing to sing about. Without God, atheism would have no reason to exist.
God bless Handel for using his God-given gifts to glorify the Giver. God gave man the ability to create music, and godly music has the ability to give us a small taste of Heaven.
What an incredible heritage we have as Christians. How rich biblical Christianity is in history. Its missionaries have taken the message of salvation to the ends of the earth.
And what a glorious future it promises: "Jesus Christ has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."
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The whole question about the moonlight not existing is almost juvenile. Anyone who goes out at night knows that moonlight exist. The sun is on the other side of the world and if the moon was not there we would be in almost total darkness. It matters not what is the original source of this light or what is the reason this moonlight exists. The important thing is that the moon does give us light. For with moon there would be no light at night. Lou Newton
|Posted On: 12/24/08 10:14:02 PM
||Age 65, OH
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