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How big a rock is it?

Well, It’s another Sunday morning. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6 (ESV)

When I was a young teenager I would always find a way to question God. I don’t know if it was my way of rebelling or if I just thought it was cool to question someone like God. For what ever the reason I did it, I’m not so proud of it now. I am sure you have heard the questions, you know, stupid things like, “if God is so powerful can he make a rock even he can’t move that kind of stuff?” I wasn’t the only one, there were a lot of people my age questioning God. We thought that we had it all figured out back then. Boy were we wrong.

I saw on Facebook a while back where some guy was standing there with a stupid grin on his face and a sign questioning the very fiber of our existence.  He was questioning the beginning with Adam and Eve and where the people of Nod came from. See, he doubted the very existence of Christ and the entire Bible with this one question.  Now you could tell he thought he had it all figured out just by the look on his face. He thought he had stopped Christianity in its tracks by his one question.

I was so sad for him, he was truly clueless. He had seen the words but not seen the book. He had found his “loophole” and was going to expose our God as fake. He did not read the Bible. He took these few words for face value and didn’t look for deeper meaning.

If you lose your Faith and question our great and wonderful LORD you will find yourself in deep trouble for eternity. Don’t test God. In 1 Corinthians 10: 9-13 (ESV) it says,  “We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

So, having read this guy’s post, I was not happy that there was another person out there trying to tear down what I and so many other Christians hold so dear, and then I remembered a young me. I was young and ready to take on the world. Like him I thought I had it all figured out and would set the world straight with just one stupid question. I was clueless just like this guy.

So what do we do about this? How do we counter such attacks to our faith? God knew in the beginning that in the end there would be all of these type of issues. What we are seeing in the news and on social media isn’t a surprise to Christ. The attacks are expected, how we address them is truly how we will be judged. If our challenges are large and we crumble at the magnitude of them, we have failed God.

During these times Christians will be challenged by all other religions and by all non believers. How we hold our head up is how we represent our great Master. See, it is by our faith that we will win the battle. How do I handle the nonbeliever and their attacks, I pray for them, I have love for them, and when the time is right I do my best to bring them back to the flock. That is our purpose. That is what we are supposed to do.

I was mad and hurt by this guy’s post, but it was just words written on a piece of poster board, not carried down from a mountain top chiseled in stone. He was much like me as a young teenager flexing my muscles at God.  So I prayed for him. See I want to see his stupid little grin at the great calling. I want him with all of us when we see the face of our great LORD and Savior. The only way this will happen is by prayer and love and when the time is right bringing him back to the flock. I have said this before, I will continue to say it: We are to serve our LORD. We are to be His waiters. To serve him means we try to reach these people and tell them about His great words. So let us continue to pray and love everyone, even the ones we don’t like very much or the ones that don’t like you. Remember, God truly loves each and every one of you and so do I!

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