Saturday, 07/11/2020
Title: Is there really No God?
By: Pastor Johnson
Translator: Lucy Ling

Psalm 14: 1-3
1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Plentiful of fools around, however, being foolish on all matters is not a big deal, except when oneself says: “There is NO GOD”. The consequences of such foolishness are extremely serious. On the day of judgement, these fools will regret greatly of such stubbornness. Even with thousands time of punishments, it will not be able to reverse such mistakes and foolishness. If there are tears like oceans, let him weep drop by drop, which would be better than eternally fallen and ruin. But, by then, it would still be too late to regret it.

What is “a fool”? Fools are those who do whatever they wish and believe that there is no God. The apostle Paul also quoted from Psalm 14:1-3 and stated in Romans 3:23, ” for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Is there really no God? No. It is those who are foolish who think so in their hearts, they are deceiving themselves and merely comforting themselves. Because they are proud, they would rather have no God to rule and manage their life. They do not want to forgo their sins, but rather believe that there is no God, no judgment and no retribution in time to come. In fact, since the creation of the heavens and earth, the immortality and divinity of God have been clearly known. Although God is invisible, but revealed through the creations, which cannot be denied of His existence. Romans 1:20 ” For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

From ancient times, most people have acknowledged that there is God. The more advanced science becomes, the more people should know that there is God. Ranging from a planet to something as minuscule as an atom, all have wonderful structures, perfectly designed and accomplished. From the earth that we dwell in, we can see that the design is thoughtful, the synchronization is ingenious, and the creation is complete. Not only does human given a wonderful body, but everything created is for human’s enjoyment. The psalmist David also tried so hard to prove the existence of God in Psalm 139: 13 – 14,“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

People should see God’s love and grace and respond with hearts of worship and thankfulness. Therefore, when fools do not know God, they do so deliberately. Their thoughts and ignorant hearts become vain and darkened. They claim to be clever but are actually foolish. Romans 1:28 ” Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”

Dear brothers and sisters, every believer bears the responsibility to lead all to know God. And through prayers, all types of strong fortresses, all kinds of schemes and all sorts of arrogance that hinder people from knowing God, are broken. All ignorants are restored to accept and obey Christ.

Prayer

Oh Lord Yahweh, we praise you. You are the God of glory and the Creator of heaven and earth. The heavens speak of your glory and means; from day to night, your words and your knowledge pass on, your laws spreads all over the world, and your words spread to the end of the earth. Oh Lord! We humbly submit everything to you, we thank you, and praise you in all. We ask your Holy Spirit to help us to praise you, help us to praise you in spirit and in truth, and may our heavenly Father God your holy spirit to be within us, so that we can continuously meditate on your love, grace and your glorious deeds. Help me to praise you sincerely, from the bottom of my heart. I pray all this in the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!

题目:难道真的没有神吗?
作者:张胜牧师

詩篇14:1~3 

1愚顽人心里说,没有神。他们都是邪恶,行了可憎恶的事。没有一个人行善。2耶和华从天上垂看世人,要看有明白的没有,有寻求神的没有。3他们都偏离正路,一同变为污秽。并没有行善的,连一个也没有。

世上愚顽的人不少,但别的事愚顽关系不大,最大的愚顽就是说“没有神”。这种愚顽的结果严重极了,将来有一天站在神面前受审判的时候,他们要恨自己的愚顽到极点,即使毁灭自己千次万次也不足以挽回他们的愚顽和错误。如果那时有眼泪的话,他们真愿像海洋的水那样多,让它一滴一滴地流干,也比遭到永远的沉沦和灭亡好。但那时已经太晚,後悔不及了。

何谓“愚顽人”?愚顽日就是那些随心所欲,以为没有神的日人。使徒保罗也引用了此诗的前三节来说明“世人都犯了罪,亏缺了神的荣耀”。

难道真的没有神吗?不是的。乃是愚顽人自己心里这麽想,他们是欺骗自己,安慰自己。因为他们骄傲,不愿意有一位神在他们之上来管理他们。他们不愿离弃罪恶,就宁可想没有神,将来没有审判,没有报应。其实自从造天地以来,神的永能和神性是明明可知的,虽是眼不能见,但藉着所造之物就可以晓得,叫人无可推诿。罗马书1:20“自从造天地以来,神的永能和神性是明明可知的,虽是眼不能见,但借着所造之物,就可以晓得,叫人无可推诿。”

自古以来绝大多数的人都是承认有神的,科学越发达,人越应当知道有神。大到星球,小到原子,没有一样不是构造奇妙,设计完美和带有能力的。从人所居住的地球和世界来说,更看到设计的周到,配合的巧妙,创造的全备,不但给人有美妙的身体,也造了万物供人享受。诗人大卫在诗篇139篇如此竭力证明神的存在。13我的肺腑是你所造的。我在母腹中,你已覆庇我。14我要称谢你,因我受造,奇妙可畏。你的作为奇妙,这是我心深知道的。

人应该看到神的慈爱和恩典而敬拜感谢祂,所以愚顽人是故意不认识神,他们的思念变为虚妄,无知的心就昏暗了,自称为聪明,反成为愚拙。罗马书1:28“他们既然故意不认识神,神就任凭他们存邪僻的心行那些不合理的事。”

亲爱的弟兄姊妹,每一个信徒都有责任带领人认识神,并藉着祷告攻破坚固的营垒,将各样的计谋,各样拦阻人认识神的那些自高之事,一概攻破了。又将人所有的心意夺回,使他顺服基督。

祷告:

主耶和华我赞美您,您是荣耀的神,是创造天地的主。诸天述说您的荣耀,穹苍传场您的手段;这日到那日发出,您的言语,这夜到那夜传出您的知识,您的量带通遍天下,您的言语传到地极。主啊!我愿意凡事谢恩、感谢、赞美您,求您的圣灵帮助我来赞美您,帮助我用心灵与诚实赞美您,求父神您的灵在我里面帮助我,使我常常默想您的慈爱、恩典,您的荣耀作为,帮助我从我内心深处,发出至诚的感谢,赞美。奉主耶稣基督的圣名祷告。阿门 !

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