Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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From our conversation in a Wednesday night prayer meeting
Long ago, when God hid His ways from men, they remained ignorant of the basic laws of the universe. In response men invented gods to worship and wove fantastic myths to tell to their children, instead of loving the simple truth of God’s act of creation. Now, after He has revealed to man many of His ways, man has become so proud of his knowledge that he denies that God is even there. Paul was right in saying, “Knowledge puffs up”, and this proud arrogance against God demonstrates clearly to those who have eyes to see that it is not the state of man’s mind that determines his course; rather, it is the spiritual condition of his heart. Man has been corrupt from the time Adam sinned, and his attitude toward God through the ages shows it best.
The scientific knowledge that God has given to man has led man to state unequivocally that catastrophes are coming just as God’s prophets have been foretelling since the beginning of the world, even during the time when man was ignorant of the physics and geology of the earth. What love, that God would reveal His ways to man so clearly that man now knows for certain that cataclysmic tsunamis are coming, that earthquakes and volcanoes on an unprecedented scale are coming, and that it is inevitable that the earth will be struck by a gigantic meteorite. Many would-be ministers of the Word have ceased to frighten men with such predictions, and so God has revealed His ways to scientists, and they have taken up the fallen banner of truth, even if they do not believe in God!
What love for us, that one way or another, God would make men warn us of things to come! Armed with that knowledge, we may more earnestly seek the One who can save us from death, just as our Lord sought Him, “with strong crying and tears”. He will be a refuge for those who do.