not Mr. T but close

January 10, 2016

son-of-the-mask

It’s not a matter of intellect. It’s not a matter of reason. It’s beyond reason. It’s not that these things are unreasonable. They are above reason. He is the God who is presented. He’s not the God who is argued. And if a man doesn’t believe in God, it’s because he doesn’t want to believe in God. He has chosen not to believe in God. Now, there is no explanation of God given in the Bible, no philosophy for God in the Bible. God is just presented, “In the beginning God….” And there’s not much said about atheism in the Bible. As far as I can see, one half of one verse deals with atheism, Psalm 53:1. “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.” That’s it. “The fool hath said in his heart…..” and then God goes on to another subject.

And, incidentally, this word fool is the word nabal, N-A-B-A-L, Nabal. And it doesn’t deal with a man who is lacking, intellectually. It doesn’t deal with a man who has rooms to rent upstairs unfurnished. That’s not what it’s dealing with. The word nabal here means the morally perverse person. Not the man who has intellectual difficulties, but the man who has moral difficulties.

 

Notice what it says. It says, “The fool hath said in his heart there is no God.” It doesn’t say that the fool has intellectual difficulties. The problem with the man who doesn’t believe in God is his head, not his head. It is his heart. It is not that he cannot believe. It is that he will not believe and he doesn’t wish to believe, and incidentally, this verse in Psalm 53 literally says, “The fool hath said in his heart—no God.” Now you say, “What’s the difference between “there is no God” and” no God?”

 

Well, here’s the difference. When, for example, we’re finished with the holidays for a while and most of us, like me, have determined they are going to lose at least 10 pounds. All right. Now, when, we, somebody serves us a meal and after we finish the meal, they say, “Would you like some pie?” And you say, “No pie.” That doesn’t mean there is no pie. You just mean, “No pie for me, I don’t won’t any.” You really want some, but you say, “No pie.” All right. So, no pie.

 

Now, this is what the fool is saying. That’s literally what this verse is saying, “The fool has said in his heart, no God.” That is, I don’t want any, thank you. That’s what he’s saying. You see, that is, no God for me. In his heart of hearts he knows better. Evolution and atheism and all of that is a bias against God. It is not because a man has reasonably, logically figured it out. All of that is really not logical.

 

The atheist, do you know what he believes? That nothing times nobody equals everything. That’s not even logical, is it? Of course not. You see, it’s not that he has figured it out. It’s not that he’s forced upon it by logic. He does not want the idea of God. “The fool hath said in his heart, no God.” God is not argued in the Bible; God is presented in the Bible. He is the God who is presented. “In the beginning God…” And the reason that people don’t like, don’t believe in God is found in Romans 8:28. “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind.” They did not like to contain God in their knowledge. The idea of God gives them a uneasy feeling, so they think that if they can get rid of the idea of God, they can get rid of that uneasy feeling, but they never really get rid of it.

 

You know, a man never really gets, I, rid of this uneasy feeling of not having God in his heart. He’s like a man who bought a new boomerang and killed himself trying to throw the old one away. It just, it just keeps coming back and coming back and coming back. “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.” They don’t like to retain the knowledge of God in their mind. And, but you find in Genesis 1:1 that He is, number one, the God who is presented. Not argued, philosophies, not explained, not apologized for, just here it is, folks. “In the beginning God…”

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

Pray for Janice and her son, they need encouragement

 

Roger G. he’s always worked on his own taxes, and this year realizes he can’t do it, part angry, part scared, the phrase he used was; “there is no such thing as the golden years, there may be rust but no gold.”

 

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