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The Moral Argument for God’s Existence.

  An atheist might say you can be good without believing in God. However the question isn’t can you be good without believing in God but can you be good without God? Here’s the problem if there’s no God. What basis remains for objective good or bad, right or wrong? If God does not exist objective moral values do not exist. Here’s why. Without some objective reference point we    really have no way of saying something is up or down. Gods nature however provides an objective reference point for moral values. It’s the standard which all action and thoughts are measured. However, if there is no God then there is no objective reference point. All we are left with is one persons view point as opposed to some other persons view point. This makes morality subjective not objective.  It’s like a preference for vanilla ice cream. The preference is in the subject not the object. Therefore it doesn’t apply to other people. In the same way subjective morality applies only to the subject. It’s not va

Why Bad Thing Happen To People?

Why do bad things happen to good people? Or even why do bad things happen to people? Someone might say, ‘maybe they deserved it,’ ‘Karma caught up to them.’ Someone else might ask, ‘What about that young couple, that are youth pastors, and the mom and baby she was carrying contracting HIV from a blood transfusion?’ Why them? People might think maybe there was something we didn’t know and God caught up with them. Jesus answered this question.

Luke [13:1] Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. [2] Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? [3]I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. [4] Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? [5] I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
[6] Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. [7] So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?'[8] “‘Sir,' the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it. [9] If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'”

From Jesus’ answer in v.2 you can surmise the question being asked.  Did these people commit some sin that God’s judgment had them died in such an unholy way? Jesus said No! God didn’t judge them by having Pilate capture and kill those people in a pagan ceremony. In his answer, their deaths wasn’t a result of God’s direct judgment, as the people thought. He then gave another example of people dying in an incident that involved a building collapsing. His answer was still the same. No! God didn’t collapse that building on them in judgment. Or supernaturally lead them into it because He knew the exact moment it would fall. There deaths were a result of a Fallen world. Jesus didn't believe in karma. No need to read more into it then that.  

Whether by the hands of people directly or an accident of circumstance we are all sinner before God. No one is in better standing before God than any other person in their community or even the planet. Dying in this life is not a matter of God’s judgment however, it is because we live in a fallen, broken world. Prone to decay. People are evil. Because of this reality, don’t hesitated to get ready.
Jesus wanted them to redirect their thinking about these matters. We should be concerned about the judgment that is to come. A judgement that has eternal ramifications. That’s the perishing you need to be concerned with. He was saying in effect, change now while you can, because there may come a time where it will be too late. Therefore, take care of things here and now because someone evil might cross your path or the decay of all things might find you when you least expect it.

Then He tells a parable to drive the point home. Repent and bear fruit because of your repentance. For us today, within the body of Christ, we should not say we know Jesus and our life doesn’t bear the fruit of the Spirit.

When we know Jesus, the one who was raised from the dead, he has the right perspective of life and death matters. He is the author of life and He experience the life and death of a human.  Morn those that pass however, use the occasion to reflect on your life. Have you changed your mind about Jesus? Not the Jesus of the institutionalize religion we see today. I’m speaking about the Jesus of scripture, unfiltered, not someone else’s opinion about scripture.  Bad things have been happening since the Fall up to the present day. Get ready.

 “Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, ….. - Luke 3:8 (NASB)


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