Some Speak Against The Lord
SOME SPEAK AGAINST GODS EXISTENCE:
That the idea of God is only a fable.
Mr. Ingersoll was asked if he believed in God, he replied,
Well, I have never seen one.
Neither had he seen electricity, pain, nor sorrow.
Such people as these are fools.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no
God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is
none that doeth good.
Even the heavens declare the glory of God.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the
firmament sheweth his handywork.
Why should the idea of God be thought incredible when humanity
everywhere testifies that he has a need of God. Mans need of God is so great that those who know not
the true God create a god for themselves.
SOME SPEAK AGAINST GODS CREATIVE POWER:
They try to explain the world in terms of evolution.
However, the evolutionist has to start with something
and he does not know how to get that something.
The only explanation of creation is found in Genesis, which
begins with an all-powerful, self-existing Being.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the
SOME SPEAK AGAINST GODS WORD:
They deny that the Bible is Gods inspired message.
If there is a God and there is it is reasonable
to assume that He would communicate with man in a definite and concrete
manner; so the Bible
is a reasonable thing.
The Bible is inspired:
Timothy 3:16-17 = All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction
in righteousness: That
the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good
Peter 1:21 =
For the prophecy came not in old time by the
will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the
It is easy to prove the Bible is true.
SOME SPEAK AGAINST GODS SON:
They say Christ was a good man but was not the Son of God.
But if He was a good man and he was the
He was the Son of God; because
he claimed to be the Son of God.
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto,
and I work. Therefore
the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken
the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself
equal with God. Then
answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father
do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things
that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these,
that ye may marvel. For
as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so
the Son quickeneth whom he will.
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment
unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the
Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which
hath sent him.
-----And good men do not lie.
He was the only begotten Son of God, begotten by the Spirit
and born of a virgin.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among
us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten
of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:
When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing
to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of
the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son
of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which
is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his
name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth
a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted
is, God with us.
The dual nature of Jesus is seen in that he was
son of man and the son of God
qualified him as the one and only mediator between God and man
as He was part of both physical and Spiritual.
Timothy 2:5 =
For there is one God, and one mediator between
God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
SOME SPEAKS WORDS AGAINST GODS ABILITY:
They accuse God of writing a book that man s unable to understand,
which reflects upon Gods ability.
Christianity is a religion to be taught and can be understood.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost: Teaching them
to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo,
I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and
it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass
over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools,
shall not err therein.
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their
ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest
at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their
ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted,
and I should heal them.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall
make you free.
Timothy 2:15 =
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
It is evident that if we understand it at all, we understand
SOME SPEAK AGAINST GODS IMPARTIALITY:
Among these are those who follow Calvinism that speak of
God electing some people to salvation and predestinating
others to condemnation, without the choice of either.
Loved the whole world.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
Would have the whole world be saved.
Timothy 2:3-4 =
For this is good and acceptable in the sight
of God our Saviour; Who
will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of
Gave His Son to taste of death for everyman.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower
than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and
honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every
Invites all to come to his eternal rest.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Man makes his own election
Peter 1:5-10 = And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your
faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience;
and to patience godliness;
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness
charity. For if these
things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither
be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see
afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give
diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these
things, ye shall never fall:
God is no respecter of persons.
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth
I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness,
is accepted with him.
SOME SPEAK AGAINST GODS FAIRNESS:
The speak of the Lord holding an infant responsible for the
sin of Adam and Eve ---
or hereditary depravity.
Sin, however, is an individual thing.
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son
shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father
bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous
shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon
Is born guiltless.
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be
converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into
the kingdom of heaven.
Becomes guilty of sin as it grows older and commits sin.
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the
LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more
for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from
his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living,
as I have done.
SOME SPEAK AGAINST GODS SINCERITY:
They accuse God of hypocrisy.
They say that God is behind all the religious faiths, doctrines,
and bodies in the world.
They say that God has called one man to deny what he has
called another to affirm.
They say he calls one man to preach one doctrine one night
and another man to preach the very opposite the next night.
God is not responsible for the confusion in world religions.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye
are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,One God and Father of all,
who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained,
let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
= Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there
be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together
in the same mind and in the same judgment.
For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by
them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions
among you. Now this
I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos;
and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye
baptized in the name of Paul?
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them
also which shall believe on me through their word;
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and
I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe
that thou hast sent me.
SOME SPEAK AGAINST GOD BY TAKING HIS NAME IN VAIN:
not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the
LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which
are made after the similitude of God.
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing.
My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water
and bitter? Can the
fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs?
so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.