Worthy of the World
Saturday, February 26, 2011

 

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”  (Heb. 11:1)

 

The American Dream or the eternal reality – that is the question.  Where do you want to set your goals, place your bets, and insure the future for your children and grandchildren?  Sadly, America has spoken and has come down clearly on the side of the American Dream.  Furthermore, she seems intransigent to be deterred from that direction.  Any group, organization, or movement which stands between reaching that dream (no matter how you define it) will be marginalized and destroyed if necessary.  This morning, I want to discuss something that has long been troubling me, but came to the surface last night as I read where one more scientist has been removed from his position because he believes in “Intelligent Design” – this time by NASA.

 

The list is long of the professors, scientist, and teachers who have been removed and marginalized because they believe in God.  Anyone who doubts the power of the “evolution” constituency needs to propose in a public forum that Creation or Intelligent Design be taught in our public schools.  I did once, and a simple “googling” of my name will show the verbal crucifixion I endured and do to this day.  However, my issue is not the danger to professing pastors, professors, scientist, politicians, or teachers.  We are called to stand up for our faith.  My issue of concern is the eternal future of our generations.  Whenever we allow or directly interfere with a child’s view of and faith in God, we are not dictating the direction of their lives; we are dictating the direction of their eternal souls.  Bear with me while I lay out my case.

 

Hebrews 11:1 states that or faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  And it is clear throughout the NT that it is by “faith that we are saved.”  If our children do not have faith in the One True God, they will not be saved.  Now, skip down a couple of verses.  The writer of Hebrews says, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (Heb. 1:3)  Clearly stated, faith requires that we trust that the universe was created by God out of nothing.  And when we do not allow our children and grandchildren and fellow citizens in the land to be exposed to this truth, we are depriving them of an eternal relationship with God.  For, the author further states in v. 6, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

 

I am deeply concerned that we have allowed a fiction called “separation of church and state,” to become more important to us than the eternal salvation of our children.  You may say, “Well, I raised my children in church, so they already know the difference.”  Good for you.  But what about the now majority of children in our land who are not raised in church?  Do you not have a responsibility to them?  I think you (we) do.  Jesus said, “If anyone causes one of these little ones to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” (Mt. 18:6)  If we by our actions (cause one of the little ones to sin), or by our inaction (know what we ought to do and not do it [James 4:16]), we are culpable and are worthy recipients of the greatest wrath of Jesus Himself.

 

These are harsh words.  However, they are not mine; they are the words of our Lord whom we purport to worship.  The time has come for us to place a very high value on the eternal life of our future generations.  We must stand firm for quality education, and quality education is never at the expense of hiding the truth from our children.  And be prepared if you take this battle on “you will be persecuted.” (2 Tim. 3:12)  People who have stood for God and faith in Him throughout the ages have been “stoned, they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword.  They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated.” (Heb. 11:37).  But here is the final word on the subject, “The world was not worthy of them (Heb. 11:38).

 Do you want to be worthy of the world.  Great keep on doing nothing and let another generation of our children be taught there is no God who created the Universe.  Allow teachers, preachers, scientists and professors to be removed without cause, simply because they refuse to be silent on the reality of a Divine Creator and it is safer for you to remain silent.  If you continue down the road that will lead to destruction or our children – the world will certainly be worthy of you.  But, if you want to prevent the least of the little ones from sin, stand up today for a right that goes far beyond the American Dream – the right to live eternally in the presence of God.  Many will be saved, a multitude of your own sins will be covered (James 5:20), and the world will not be worthy of you.

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