The LORD knows that the thoughts of everyone are but a puff of wind.
~Psalm 94:11, REB
It’s impossible for a man to despair when he remembers that his Savior is omnipotent.
The infamous agnostic Robert Ingersoll challenged the bible and Christians. He would hold rally’s where he would challenge the existence of God. He would say, “If there is a God in heaven, let Him strike me dead in the next five minutes.” Then he would orate until the time was up; then he would mock those who believed in the invisible One by saying, “See, I told you, there was no God.” His antics disturbed a lot of Christians but not all: one reporter grabbed a little old lady as she was exiting Ingersoll’s rally and asks her what she thought of the famous orator’s challenge. She simply said, “I think it tells us that God doesn’t allow fools to tell Him what to do.”
There may be several reasons why an omniscience God did not strike the fool dead. The first thing that comes to mind is that God loved Robert Ingersoll and Jesus died for him. The second is that God doesn’t like to work through signs and wonders because they require less faith. God prefers to work through His word via the process. Another is that God has no insecurities and He feels no need to react to a hissing piss ant. Robert Ingersoll was no threat to God. All the agnostics in the world combined are not a threat to the omnipotent One. All the kings and all the nations conspiring together are not a threat to Him who created and governs all things.
John Lennon of the Beatles said in 1966–Christianity will go, It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I know I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now. I don’t know which will go first – rock & roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.” This statement by Lennon was his 2 Samuel 11 experience [David’s fatal affair]: his life was down hill from this point on. His statement probably upset a lot of Christians, myself included, but to God it was just a puff of hot air and it created no panic in heaven. Lennon did live to regret the statement and his death was a tragedy. I think he was searching for something he never found.
Don’t forget, Tommy Tuberville at Libby’s Catfish in Priceville today at 12:00. People will start gathering around 11:30. Order and eat as you come: Tommy will speak a little after 12:00.
PTL for the cooler tempts; maybe the worse is behind us. I think they are giving 91 for today and 88 for tomorrow and 85 for Monday.