I have to blog for God and you, my readers and the readers of Virginia Right, will hear more about how we must turn back to God instead of trusting in politics and politicians. Our origins as a nation were through and by the work of God and the Founders knew it. Many of them were followers of Christ or at least active church attenders and even those who were not orthodox, e.g., Franklin and Jefferson, respected the Christian Faith.
Erick Erickson wrote a brilliant posting where he in inspiring terms confesses his faith in the Bible and Christ. This sort of thing is necessary for people to read. Here is the piece cited.
Here are a few highlights:
Truth be told, I think the world is billions of years old, but I have no doubt God created it. I believe the same word that many interpret as “days” in Genesis can also honestly be interpreted as “phases,” which I do, i.e. a day at the beginning was not a day as we know it now. But I don’t doubt there were six phases of creation and then a seventh of rest. I certainly don’t have a problem with people who think the world was created in six 24 hour days. For all any of us know, it could have been. God said “Let there be light,” and I think the result was a big bang. I think that God set evolution in motion and over time we have changed and evolved by His own design and plan.
What I would say is that since Einstein proved that time is relative to the position and motion of the observer, there is no way to disprove that God could have created the universe in six literal days as He counts time. The Scripture even says it: “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” II Peter 3:8 (KJV) (Also see: Psalm 90:4)
Erickson says more:
But let’s not stop with creation. Because once every Christian politician in the country has answered that question, the secular set will just move on. Let me move on first.
Yes, I believe there was an Adam and I believe there was an Eve.
Yes, I believe there were two cities named Sodom and Gomorrah and yes I do believe they were destroyed for rampant sin including deviating from God’s intentions sexually.
Yes, I believe there was a man named Noah who spent 100 years building a giant boat and I do believe there was a great flood and the survivors of which were all on that boat.
And yes, I do believe there was a man named Jonah who was swallowed up by a great big fish and survived.
Above all those things, I do believe God came down to Earth in the form of Jesus
“who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.”
WOW! That’s awesome! Erick could have stopped right there. Erick says the most dirty word in the world today: Hell. Yes Hell the place.
I absolutely believe it. I absolutely believe if by that time a person has not chosen Christ, he will end up in a very bad place. I believe in Heaven and Hell and the battle that rages between the two on a higher plane than we can often see.
But he echoes Job in his belief in a personal redeemer!
I am thankful because I believe. I know that my Redeemer lives. I know he provides for me even in hard and dark times. I feel sorry for those who put their faith in this world. It will only ever ultimately let them down as this world only ever ends in death. That’s the reality of life. Even when the left wins in politics — even after 2008 when the left controlled both the White House and Congress — they were angry. They are angry now as are some in the center-right coalition perpetually kindled waiting for a breeze to turn them into an inferno. Too many of them do not possess the peace that transcends all understanding because they do not believe in that which will one day come and are openly hostile to it. They choose to turn political discourse in this country against the one true faith as well they attempt to shame and embarrass Christians for believing in God’s own Word.
My prayer for you this year is that you not be angry. Many of you are because of the outcome of the November election. I encourage you to be happy warriors still. Be joyful and of good cheer because ultimately we who travel together home to eternity may not know when the last day is, but we know that on that last day we win because Christ wins.
You can be on the winning team – by receiving Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord, repenting of all known sin and asking forgiveness from God for that sin. Here’s how!
I warn you: It might, to paraphrase Whittaker Chambers, seem like you are leaving the winning world for the losing one. But faith seeks an eternal city (see Hebrews 11:13-16) and the world cannot provide that. Read the entire article by Erick Erickson today! I am thankful for his fearless faith in Christ. Be blessed today and every day, Erick!