V RaptureChrist Newsletter
November 1, 2012

Who is Planning for the Future?

Atheists claim religion was manufactured by humans because we wish to live on. That said, they claim that we are nothing more than animals.

Have you seen an animal preoccupied with their own demise? Whales have a brain a lot bigger than humans. I doubt the subject of whale songs is their impending death. Humans are the only creatures that spend a lot of time planning for future events.

Ants store up for the future some grain. In fact, Aesops fables compare an ant and a grasshopper. Still, it is instinct and not a sense of impending doom that motivates them. We see the same with squirrels gathering nuts in summer. They do not even understand the concept of winter and snow. Few are going to think about coming seasons. Instinct drives them on.

Birds migrate south for the same reason. This is evidence of the wisdom of our creator, not of intelligence by these creatures. People on the other hand plan ahead for what is coming. Religion helps us to prepare for the afterlife.

An atheist is like a grasshopper that ridicules the ant. Most of us know that the grasshopper waits until it gets cold and snows. Then it wants to come in, but it is too late.

Animals do not plan for the future, and they live in the now. Therefore they have no religion; however, humans worry about the future and have a concept of rewards in an afterlife where we will spend eternity. Let us plan for that event because it is coming soon.

Who is God?

God is the creator of our universe. He says that we are his children. Therefore, He is our father, but some think of God as a master and we as His slaves. Jesus says:

MATT 5:48
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Christ says that God is our father in heaven. The bible says that we are made in his image. God is not matter like we are. He is made of spirit. Thus he can live forever and does not age. People get old and die, but God lives on.

He promises to resurrect us so we are with Him. That's His goal, but first we must prove to chose to obey Him and follow his commandments.

Luke 17:10
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are worthless slaves: we have done that which was our duty to do.

God is both our father and our master. However, we must choose to serve Him.

MATT 6:27
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

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