There are so many injustices in this world, so much that is stolen and destroyed and broken. Mankind in arrogance, greed, and rebellion, turned from the Creator and went our own way. We suffer and we rail at Him even when we claim not to believe in Him, and this was never what He wanted for us.
I know that there are all sorts of issues and causes that deserve as much attention as can possibly be generated, and the ones we become most passionate about, are the ones that touch our own lives. A reader comment left by Ebolainfo led me to check out their blog and that led to these “Vaccines-cause-autism” videos. I have never highlighted the topic of genetically modified foods nor touched much on specific atrocities of “medicine”, but that is not because I trust doctors or pharmaceuticals. They remain to a certain extent a “necessary evil”, but one which unfortunately grows more evil all of the time, precisely because they do seem to be in the business of not making people well, but keeping them sick and making them sicker. There are good people who went into these fields for admirable and noble reasons, who found along the way that the practice and the ethics are not what they present themselves to be, but having committed years of study to prepare for a career in research, medicinal chemistry, medical testing, diagnostics etc, and gone deeply into student loan debt to do so, few can afford to simply walk away. They have obligations, families, and in some cases no other skill set to make a living by. They are fearful and battle their own consciences until they have to become hardened to the facts. Like the horrific experiments done on Jewish prisoners in the Nazi camps, they choose to look at their “victims” as something dispensable, and less than human. Whether guilty by complicity or guilty by complacency, the toll on human capital and potential is blood on the hands of those who perpetuate or knowingly remain silent while profiting from these travesties.
Somebody ought to do something about this evil. Right?
God did, He has, and He isn’t finished yet. God will address every injustice. But that means He will also address the ones we mere humans tend to classify as “minor”. The Bible says all of us have sinned and fall short of the glory (honor, superiority) of God. His standard is perfection, perfect holiness, perfect purity and integrity of moral character and He possesses and reserves unto Himself the sovereign right of all judging. Whether we like it or not, whether we even believe it or not, does not change that fact. God is not going to take everything we ever did in life, put the bad in one side of a scale, and the good in the other, and whatever side “weighs more” determines whether we go to heaven or not. That’s because all the good we do can never eradicate the sins. Our righteousness is as filthy rags compared to His definition of righteousness. It is like those unnaturally white teeth you see on people who go to the dentist for bleaching every six months, compared to “normal” teeth. There’s white, and then there is that neon-glowing white that makes the “normal white” look like a dingy dishrag.
The reason for this blog is to let people know that judgment is coming to every one of us. We are quick to get angry at God when we are on the receiving end of such injustices or even see others suffer unfairly from them, as these individuals have in the videos. That is because, being created in His image, we have a sense of justice, and of good and of evil. But the truth is, God created us in His own image to also have a will of our own. We are free to make our own decisions and come to our own conclusions, but will be accountable and none of us have any defense or alibi or excuse that is going to get us out of the penalty we owe. (The wages of sin is death). It’s a spiritual law, not a punishment per se. Like we can’t blame someone else when gravity causes us pain, we also can’t blame anyone else when we have been given the witness of all creation that there is a Designer behind all of the order in things, and we have the Word of God as a revelation of Himself to us, and of His divine plan for redemption through the death of His sinless Son.
Take a look around. Is this world getting better as time goes by? Are people getting nicer, more compassionate, less greedy, less selfish? How about you yourself? As you grow and experience life, are you becoming “good” or are you increasingly cynical, bitter, guarded, fearful? Sheep need a shepherd. We are “born that way”. Yes, born with the potential to become a pedophile, a murderer, an adulterer, liar, thief. It’s all in the choices and exposures and how we react to pain. We can yield or harden, bend or break. But the Bible says we all will bow the knee to Him and confess that He is Lord one day. We will know it and confess it for a fact, but some will only do so after it is too late to accept that salvation Jesus died to secure for us. We are living in what the Bible calls an age of grace right now. Every individual has their own “day of grace” that can pass them by, never to return. When the Holy Spirit of God nudges your heart with truth, and you don’t like the truth you are presented with, you harden your heart and desensitize it to the ministering of the Holy Spirit. This world is coming to a turning point beyond which everything ever known and taken for granted by mankind, is going to drastically change. The.Whole.World. Life as we know it.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Ps 19:1-3.
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously,and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that ismore righteous than he? Habakuk 1:13
O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet. He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting. Habakkuk 3:2-6
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just* with God? (*justified before God). If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger. Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number. Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not. Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou? Job 9: 2-12
In Job chapter 10, Job questions God in light of what he knows of Him, he appeals to God for mercy, and assuming he is being punished, rather than purified, Job wonders why he is being subject to such torment, and cries out in weariness of the soul that the oppression is more than he believes he can withstand. But he does not question God’s right to do allow what He has allowed. Not so, Job’s friends. They bring railing accusations against Job and speak in ignorance about God, judging Him to whom all judgment belongs.
God spends the next five chapters telling them the difference and then commands the friends to offer a sacrifice, and ask Job to pray for them, and promises He will be merciful and hear Job’s prayers on their behalf. In other words, there was nothing those others could have prayed that would have moved God’s heart to mercy. Remember that when someone offers to pray for you or talks to you about the Lord and salvation. God hears the prayers of those who know and trust and follow Him. The only prayer He heeds from those who do not know Him, is the plea for salvation, and if you will believe and receive the redemption He offers, then He will hear your every prayer as well. If you reject the plea of the Holy Spirit, you run the risk of never having another opportunity. Today is the day of salvation. Don’t put it off.