We’re all searching…. searching desperately for the reason to life, the meaning, true happiness, love, or the answer to our problems.
Science tries to make sense of things through investigation of things seen, theologies, and studying life itself. Economical problems look to the government to solve the current economical pitfalls we face as a culture. An alcoholic drowns their sorrows in another beer. An addict feels the next fix is the solution to the problem. A broken heart searches for another to heal their ache. The unhappy seeks to find happiness. The poor seeks to not feel the burdens of poverty and looks to the rich man’s grass and wonders what it feels like to walk in his shoes only to find the rich man is still searching for something. The sick looks for the cure. No matter who we are, we have all been lost at sometime and searched out answers to our problems.
As I look around, I see a broken society. I see people getting divorced left and right and a shattered home is what is left. The parents are so banged up from the emotional and financial stress, they are simply broken. The children have felt the enormous weight and have no idea how to fix the problem. They are caught in the whirlwind of the war and have nowhere to turn. The parents, after some healing, seek out a new partner to heal their sorrow. Sometimes, the marriage withstands but other times, it is only ended in another broken home.
Children seek to their friends, parents, tv, society for the answers. Many children are not guided these days and the world teaches them its ways. They teach them how to be of this world but the world is broken.
Debt in America is SO huge, we think well if we can somehow climb out of this enormous debt we have created, things will be good again. As time passes, we just keep passing our debt on to the next generation and creating a bigger mess. Maybe the next president can help us. Maybe he has some answers. Or maybe this other guy knows what he is talking about. Maybe he has the answers.
Science thinks they have it all figured out until, they don’t. They are looked to have all the big answers when all they have is evidence of things they can study right here and now. They can’t explain how the world really began and most don’t want to look to a Intelligent Designer to try to explain the unexplained. They can study, and study, and study, and when they die, there will still be problems they can’t explain. The Big Bang, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and other theories that are being taught as truth to young children have caused many to stumble in their faith. Don’t get me wrong, science has did many great things but the theories are only theories. A theory is an idea in which the person suspects. A thesis, hypothesis, and a theory all have to proven before it makes it true. So why is it Darwin’s theory of Evolution is said to be fact? Evolution does occur but it has it’s limit. The definition of theory is a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained. “Darwin’s theory of evolution” No, I did not add the last part. That was the example given (see the picture below).
Darwin studies the different beaks of the finch. And we can clearly see how things can adapt. But never has anyone seen any sign that we evolved from a monkey. A human has always been a human. A monkey has always been a monkey. Science is putting their faith in science, man’s theologies, and denying God when they teach/believe these types of theologies that contradict God’s word. In the 2 Timothy, we read;
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. (2 Timothy 6:20-21)
The poor see the rich man driving these nice vehicles, living in these nice homes, and thinks “If I could make a little more money, my problems would be solved.” The rich man is looking to the richer man and thinking the same thing.
One who always seeks money will never be satisfied. If your heart craves the riches of this world, you will spend your whole life chasing after more money. There is many verses in the bible about the love of money and here is a few.
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1 Timothy 6:10)
“He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
Some people look to religion, denominations, to find the key to this life. Maybe this religion over here is on to something. Maybe that denomination over there is better than the last one I was apart of. Some turn bitter before they truly find the true hope they were looking for.
The bible warns us that there will be many false teachers, false religions, and false doctrines. If we do not study for ourself we can not know which religions are false. Being a Christian is more than just going to church every Sunday. The Bible instructs us to take up our cross daily. The only way to know the Lord, we must dust off that Bible and study it for ourself.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; ” (Ephesians 6:10-18)
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” (Romans 16:17)
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” ( 2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
“For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” (1 Corinthians 14:33)
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:15-23)
Throughout all the history of mankind, we have searched for these big answers to the answers to life. As a Christian, I see the brokenness of the world and want to tell them the answer. I want to tell them about the enlightenment of my hope, my faith, the love of Jesus Christ, and our heavenly father. I want to shout out to everyone but no one wants to hear it. I was once deaf but now I hear.
I can see divorce is not the answer. Science is not the answer. More money is not the answer. Man-made religions, violence, cruelty, drugs, alcohol, stealing, lying, cheating, government, gossiping, food, new shiny thingies, fighting, and whatever else we use try to fix the problems. I see all these things that we have tried to fit into the blank and have not worked but yet generation after generation, we think well maybe, it’ll work this time. I want to show them the answer but no one wants to see….. I was once blind but now I see.
I truly believe we are born with the desire to seek out the Father. We have it instilled in us but on our journey, the devil pulls us down all the confusing paths and we get lost. He holds up a sign that says “Here are the real answers. ____ is the answer. Follow me.” Some will find it for a short period of time only to pulled right back into the ways of this world. And many will wonder around this earth and never find it. Very few will find what really fills their soul. Through all the ups and downs of this life, they have that solid ground to withstand all the ammo the devil has to fire.
As a Christian, it is disheartening that no one wants to hear about this awesome thing you have found. When you buy this new thingy that is the coolest thing since sliced bread, people want to know about it. They rush out and buy it. Not giving it a second thought. But when you have found the best treasure your have EVER found, you’re just religious.
You have found this hope in the bleakest of times. You have this new sense of life. You have found the real reason, the real answer, and this amazing love. And through this amazing love, you have felt love deeper than you ever have. It has changed you for the better. You want to do good things. And while others see the great news as only a set of rules to follow that only chains one down, you feel free. Your chains have been broke from the bondage of sin. And not only are you free, you have this sense of peace even in a raging storm. You have the best news ever! You want to share it with everyone but very few will have an ear to hear or eyes to see.
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:34-36)
You can see the destruction your own selfish desires can bring. You see why God says not to do certain things. He says it for your own self good. And just like any good father would do, he warns you of these ways.
The answer is the Lord. His ways are good. He is good. He is love. He is the way, the truth, and the light.He is the beginning and the end. If we try to live by the moral ways of the Lord, our ways will be right. As a human, we often like to justify our ways to our own self desires. Our morals began to crumble if we all do this. What might be right in one’s eyes might be wrong in another. Suddenly things that were once wrong seem ok. Our society is broken because our foundation is no longer standing on a firm ground. Our nation was once a great nation that was built with Christ as the foundation. But slowly, Christ is being pulled out from our nation.
America’s founding father’s set up on nation on the morals of God. In the beginning of the school systems, our own government printed the Bibles to be used in the classroom. Now, we can’t say a prayer before a football game. (I recommend watching Monumental. If you have Amazon prime, it is free. If not, you can buy Monumental for $10.69 or you can rent Monumental for $3.99) If you seek the Lord, live by his ways, society is better as whole. The bible tells us not to lie, cheat, steal, murder, gossip, be unjust, not to hate anyone but love one another, help one another, give to the needy, respect the elderly, and do good things. And then, we are to teach them to our own children. If we were all to follow this rule, this world would be a better place. Each person would be a better person. Our nation could be great once again. You see, the answer is the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:5-7)