Over the last few years, I have developed my sense of thought and belief system not based on how we are told to think but rather, with what I truly see and/or hear: “The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them” (Proverbs 20:12). As a Christian, it’s more important for me to see and to hear what God says rather than relying on man’s word because man often deceives us.
For just a moment, think about the many issues were what man says contradicts what God says and one of the best examples of this is human history and our Earth. Man says it’s more than a billion years old—4.5 billion years, in fact—but this cannot be because God’s word says this is not possible. Without going into a lot of detail and significant amount of math, we can use the Bible for our calculations including the creation of man on day six of creation so there were five other days of creations. Further, the dates of Adam to Abraham consists of about two-thousand years and Abraham lived bout four thousand years ago (2,000 B.C.).
When we do the math, we span about six thousand years and I say about because there is no way of being one hundred percent accurate with pinpointing the exact date but six thousand years is not just a conservative estimate but it’s an accurate number and the math is listed above. No, we cannot put an exact number because there is no possible way to do so and this concept is true regardless if you go with God’s word or a secular viewpoint but as a Christian, I put nothing above God’s word: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24).
We are in an election season so we see the battle of God’s Law vs. Man’s Law play out right in front of our eyes. One of the most controversial and divisive issues in our country is abortion and it’s only gotten more heated with many Democratic candidates going out on a limb and advocating for infanticide. In case you are unsure of what infanticide is, it’s an unethical and gruesome procedure where a child is born and while outside the womb, a mother and/or doctor can decide to end its life despite being born. Honestly, I cannot think of a more heinous way of dying and the procedure is self-explanatory (do away with): “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22).
As a Christian, I have to hold strong to the Word of God in every part of my life whether it’s my belief system, what I feel about a political issue, an issue within the church, and so forth. This is why it’s important to be careful of the things that we say because the tongue is one of the most powerful tools that we have and it can be used for a lot of good but a lot of bad: “Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully” Psalms 52:2). Sadly, I have had many Christians tell me that I am wrong in my thought process because it did not line up with what they have been told by the world but we cannot always rely and/or depend on what comes from this worldly system: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).