Fireflies and Cottage Cheese

Whether admitted or not, there are still some absolutes in life. If you throw a rock up in the air it will come down, and the sun is always shining whether we see it or not. However, we live in a society in America that leans heavily in the direction that anything goes, if it feels good do it, and what is wrong for one might be considered alright for another. A perspective of God has grown to be that he has given us some moral suggestions to live by if we want to, and if we don’t want to do it his way, there are no consequences. There is a mindset that we can figure out how to put this life together without God’s help, not needing to follow the manufacturers guide book and directions. Just follow your human reasoning, follow your feelings, follow your lusts and desires, and sincerely follow your own religion. God is just one god among many gods.

Really, is that right? Or, is it this: Just as the law of gravity, and just that as the sun is always shining are absolutes, it is an absolute that there is one Father God, one Son, Jesus Christ, and one Holy Spirit who magnifies the name of Jesus Christ. His name is Jesus Christ, not some other religious name. It is an absolute that Jesus is all that he said he is and that every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess that he is Lord. If you want to sincerely believe the sun is made out of fire flies and the moon is made out of cottage cheese that is your privilege, but that does not mean you are correct in your belief. Even if millions and millions of people believe of fireflies and cottage cheese, that does not make it correct. The same absolute God that made the law of gravity and the sun in the sky also said to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned…for the wages of sin is death” (Mark 16:15,16; Romans 6:23a). God gave an absolute plan for every person to know Jesus. Every person that has light is to share the light. If that does not get done so the whole world comes to believe in fireflies and cottage cheese, that is not God’s arrangement, nor his fault.

The truth is absolute: Jesus is Lord. We either take our responsibility to stand with that, and share that, or, we refuse it. It is an absolute that every one of us will face God. The time to get it right is now. As long as we can know the effects of gravity and know the sun is shining somewhere, it is time to get it right. After that, it is absolutely too late.

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