Thursday, June 16, 2016

Crown Him Lord of All

Romans 10:11-13 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

A thought-provoking article asked the question: Have you ever been in a rational discussion with a rational person, until the subject turns to Christianity, and suddenly they sputter off all sorts of nonsense in their rejection of Christ? This is common, leading us to ask: Why is Jesus rejected by so many? Arguments against Christ seem to fly out of the human heart widespread today. Many of the objections against Christ, His life, His resurrection, and the Bible are often so absurd that they seem ridiculous. The fallen human mind is capable of producing an enormous number of arguments to counter the truth of Christ ignoring very clear evidence. This is reminiscent of when He was at trial and no rational accusation against Him, no matter how false, came forth.

Matthew 26:59-60 “The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.”

Most objections do not come from intellectual causes but from moral reasons. The rejection of Christ is caused not by unconvinced intellectuals, but by uncontrolled appetites. Most people would prefer to pass themselves off as skeptics rather than sinners; as agnostics rather than reprobates; as doubters rather than debauchers or immoral. The best defense is a good offense, so they go on the offensive. No Lord equals no authority to be subject to, but that simply is not the case when it comes to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not rational arguments that fuel the rejection of Christ; it is sin!

Acts 4:11 Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’

That article concluded that our attitude should rather be like that of the aging Queen Victoria. During a performance of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” as the choir got to the part “King of kings and Lord of lords.” She painfully rose to her feet. She explained that she could not sit before the King of kings and Lord of lords. And neither should we.

In Christ, Brian

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