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The Most Outrageous Claim in the Bible

The most outrageous claim in the Bible is not that God created everything, that God sent down plagues that affected the Egyptians without affecting the nearby Israelites, that God parted the Red Sea or the Jordan River, or that God brought down the walls of Jericho.  It is not even that the God who created everything and will judge everything became a man by being born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, died on a cross for the sins of all who would believe in Him and repent of their sins, rose from the dead three days later, and then ascended to heaven where He now sits at the right hand of God the Father until His enemies are made His footstool.

As outrageous as all of those claims are, this one is more so:  everybody already knows it.  They may not know every jot and tittle.  They may not know all of the details.  But they know God.  They know enough that they should honor Him as God and give Him thanks (Romans 1:21).  On judgment day, there will be no questions, no excuses, no defenses, and no explanations.  None.  Though they are prevalent now, they will be absent then.  In their absence, there will be only this.  “Every knee will bow” and “every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11).

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.  -Romans 1:18-23

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October 7, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Without fail, every Christian worth his or her salt has been judged by God, it is the means by which we attain a better resurrection and live a more holy and miraculous existence in the here and now. Through Christ, we commune with none other than God Himself. It’s hard to exchange that for anything.

    Comment by shevaberakhot | November 8, 2008 | Reply


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