No surprise there--anyone with half a functioning brain cell can see God is no longer at the top of our national priority list.
And for the college student, the downward trend has accelerated even more. Christians are being mocked and ridiculed by a university system that insists science and God are mutually exclusive.
Physicist Frank J. Tipler, an expert in the field of quantum cosmology, begs to differ.
In his book, "The Physics of Christianity", the scientist "demonstrates that the essential beliefs of Christianity are wholly consistent with the laws of physics."
Tipler even illustrates a scientific foundation for the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, and the Incarnation of Christ.
While interesting, scientific proof doesn't always result in saving faith.
Why? Because faith in Christ as Savior is not a head issue--it's a heart problem.
Simple belief in God will not get you into heaven. James 2:19 says:
"You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror."Saving faith takes God at His word. The Bible is His Word and it says every one of us is a sinner separated from God.
The Good News? "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and He was buried. He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures." 1Corinthians 15:3-4
The Gospel is centered on the physical death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God who became human yet never sinned (see Galatians 1:6-10).
Christ died for our sins. He suffered in our place to endure the just wrath of God against us, according to the Scriptures.
What does according to the Scriptures mean? Jesus Christ lived and died in accordance with the prophecies about Him in the Old Testament (see Psalm 16:10, Psalm 22, Isaiah 53:8-10). Thus, authenticating the Bible as God's inspired (read: God breathed) Word.
The Resurrection verifies the fact that Christ's death paid the full price for sin. The Greek term translated "rose" emphasizes the ongoing effects of this historical event.
In other words: Jesus Christ is alive and well today.
But only those who really believe this will turn away from their sin and be saved.
A wise man once said: "Here toward the end of the year, settle this issue in your heart once and for all. You can live with the full assurance of your salvation by surrendering your life to Christ--repenting of your sins and believing in His sacrifice on your behalf. Don't live another day unsure." -- John MacArthur, pastor and author
"Don't be afraid, just believe" Matthew 5:36.News:
- Fox News Channel: Life expectancy for Americans declines for first time due to drug and alcohol addiction; Drugs now top auto accidents and firearms as leading cause of death.
- CNN: Antarctic Ice Increasing Says NASA; Global warming theories thrown into doubt.
- Associated Press: NATO Chief Sounds Alarm Over Russian Build-up From Baltic Sea to Mediterranean; Calls on U.S. to respond.