Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scoffers and mockers

As a Christian, I get mocked a lot. Scoffers and mockers say, "The bible is a made-up fable written by men..." Or "Where is your God now? He hasn't come yet and He never will!", or simply, "You're deluded."

In our culture today, books pronounce God as dead and Christianity as useless, movies, television, people, theatre, all mock the truth.

People are increasingly resistant to the Gospel message of Hope and Salvation. They seem OK with Wicca, Islam, and Mormonism, but not Christianity. However, their very mocking words are a validation of the times. It is written:

"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of His coming?" II Peter 3:3-4.

Christians, do not lose heart when you are mocked! Take it a a strong sign that He is in control, knowing the end from the beginning. That you are part of the family of mocked or even the persecuted, and because that is so, that you are on the right path. We know that the path leads toward persecution, ill times around the world for Christians, but after that...glory! Will you stand strong? Never give up in offering the gospel message? Decide...prepare...and go out in His name.

It is also written, that the more they mock the stronger their fetters become: "And now do not carry on as scoffers, Or your fetters will be made stronger; For I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts Of decisive destruction on all the earth." Isaiah 28:22. We need not be personally hurt at mocking, their punishment is devastating...and eternal. Love, be at peace, and offer His seeds in a spirit of compassion, even in the face of mockery.

3 comments:

  1. It really lifted my faith to read that I kind
    of knew it but its great to see it articulated
    here praise God....Jeanie

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  2. here is a very good dissertation on the subject as well: http://www.plainvillebaptist.org/Sermons/2Pe3_01_09.htm

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