Good morning Everyone,
This is Pastor Bryan again with The Really Good News bringing you another lesson from the Bible.
I call this lesson the chicken little syndrome.
We all know the story of chicken little who was in the barnyard when an acorn fell from a tree and hit him on the head, He thought the sky was falling and went about yelling “the sky is falling the sky is falling,” and everyone got nervous and upset except for one wise old owl. But what does this have to do with our world and the Bible? Actually a great deal. Some scientists today have the Idea that some ice is melting in the North Pole and we're going to get global warming floods, which will destroy the cities along the coast and our world will no longer be safe. In other words the scientist are saying our world is falling apart and it is no longer a safe place in which to live. They are saying that we need to spend billions and billions of dollars to do something. But before we do this why don't we look and see what Our Father God has to say in the Scriptures. Every word of the Scriptures were breathed by God and is true.
Let us go first to the book Hebrews 1:3 Hebrews 1:3 “He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,” also let us look at Colossians 1:16-17 “For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him. And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).” Well that's pretty clear, in other words there will not be an asteroid that hits the earth and destroys life, there's not going to be any change in the sun rays that are going to destroy our world, or any global warming melting the ice caps, or 1 million other possibilities that would change life here on earth and make it impossible. God has given his word that he will hold it together and there is nothing a scientist has ever discovered to disprove Gods word only that his Word is right. Let's go to another part of his word now.
2 Peter 3:5-7 “For they willfully overlook and forget this [fact], that the heavens [came into] existence long ago by the word of God, and the earth also which was formed out of water and by means of water, Through which the world that then [existed] was deluged with water and perished. And He rescued righteous Lot, greatly worn out and distressed by the wanton ways of the ungodly and lawless, But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been stored up (reserved) for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly people.”
You might remember that back in Genesis when the world was destroyed by flood in the time of Noah, God put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of his covenant to show us that the world is not going to be destroyed by water again. The world will not be destroyed in this age as we are in the age of the church and God is trying to draw all the people to him, through his son by love and not by wrath. Todays world is still under the control of the devil as it was back then, when Adam bent his knee he turned the world over to the devil. When time was fulfilled Father God gave his son, Jesus, to be the savior of the world. He gave his word in John 3:16 “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.”
This is still true today so we know that the world will not be destroyed by water, but by fire, and not in this age. The choice is clear it's given to us in the book of Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life (Jesus) and death(Scientists), the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live” You can either choose to accept some scientists and follow them or you can choose to accept Jesus and follow him. I strongly suggest as the word says to accept Jesus or God. If you've never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior I strongly recommend you do so immediately.
If you're not sure exactly how to do this please go to my website thereallygoodnews.org. There are very easy, clear instructions given on how to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior so you can make sure that you have eternal life. The Bible is perfect in its original languages and there are a lot of lessons and videos on the website which help prove this fact.
So is chicken Little correct, is the sky falling? Is the world really going to be flooded along the coast lines? Are the big cities going to be destroyed? Or Is man going to get out there and do something or are you going to trust God and His word? If you are a Christian and you believe in Jesus you will trust His word which is truth.
If you have any questions please email me at email@example.com.
This is Pastor Bryan signing off again and thankful I have Jesus, amen.
P.S. The wise old owl 🦉 says to believe in Jesus and accept Him as your Savior!