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Lost Crusader #162 Presumptive Grace

“And think not to say within yourselves, we have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”

John the Baptist

I am forever amazed by those who confidently pronounce, “God doesn’t care about—”. You may fill in the blanks as you choose without fear of giving a wrong answer, all are equally incorrect. Of course, one might reply that they do not believe in God and so how could a nonexistent being care about anything?

The problem with that particular answer is that those who say it don’t actually believe it. If they did, they would not classify their fellow human beings as either good or bad. (Which they do almost without ceasing, just ask them about Trump.) But that argument for the existence of God has been made here more than once.

Still, theirs is a more courageous answer than that of those people who believe in a Creator who is indifferent. Even those faiths which do not embrace Christian belief, do not support such a contention.

Some believe they shall be recycled through endless lives. Each of these multiple lives is lived with the goal of living “right” or “better” each time through or risk demotion. Are these people trying to please an entity who does not care? If so, what’s the point of living in a certain manner?

Those who believe in a mathematical/physics-driven theory of existence face the same difficulty. They seek to vibrate at a higher frequency. Higher than what, exactly? To a mindless indifference what makes one a higher frequency and more eternally blissful than a lower one? Don’t both simply exist independently of a Maker?

The greatest fool of all, however, is the Christian who presumes upon the grace of God, believing he/she may do as they please because God is indifferent to the things that touch the lives of His own.

John’s audience was, at heart, unconcerned about what God wanted. They were descendants of Abraham and all the patriarchs had won by faith, they shared simply by reason of birth.

They are no different than the one today which places supreme faith in the church he attends, a rite of the church, a forebearer who practiced the faith and uses it as a license to behave as he will while believing he pleases God.

The truth is God cares. He cares what you wear, where you go, and what you do, He cares about everything. All you have to do to find out what God thinks is to seriously take time to ask—then, listen.

Maranatha



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