Wednesday, February 3, 2016

God Is More Powerful Than ISIS

ISIS is driven by fanatic Islamism, and the West is driven by secular liberalism. Young people are stuck between materialism on one hand and new age spirituality on the other. And a few, like a person I met at church, are seeking certainties based on mathematical equations and logic.

We can call it post-Christianity world, or pre-Christianity. Names don’t matter anymore. It is the world of sin, fear and confusion. And, for such a world Jesus came. Middle East refused him as a blasphemy against God, and the west turned him down as foolishness.

Paul said in 1 Cor. 1:23 said, “but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” The bad news is that the facts that Paul, you and I know are overwhelming, but the good news that God is more powerful than the facts.

People don’t find the Gospel attractive for cultural, spiritual, psychological, religious … etc., reasons. We as Gospel preachers, may not have the power to penetrate their minds and change their reasoning, but we have the power to pray to the One who does have the power over every single mind in this world. Jesus said in John 6:44, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up in the last day.”

So let us not be discouraged by the stubbornness of the world and lose hope, but let us be diligent and courageous for the One who is with us is more powerful than the one who is against us. As Paul says in Romans 8:31, “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your words brother. Amen to everything you say.

    ReplyDelete