The world is NOT hostile to God or His Word???

About a year ago, I posted what I thought was a cute little family video of my husband reading the Bible to our child, Hezekiah (then, 3 mos. of age), so that our extended family could monitor his growth from their home several states away. However, the recent flood of hostile and degrading comments that have been made on our video site have been astonishing and deeply troubling.

If you have a moment, I invite you to watch the 2-3 minute video and then tell me whether or not the content of this video warrants the degree of hatred and hostility conveyed in the comments that follow.

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About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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2 Responses to The world is NOT hostile to God or His Word???

  1. Randall Kirkland says:

    My dear Elizabeth,

    It grieves my heart to see the hurt inflicted by callous, ignorant, hateful, profane, Godless people. Such comments betray the emptiness of their hearts and sadly reflects the natural path of rebellion against God. As grievous as these comments are and so utterly undeserved, they serve to remind us of how our Heavenly Father must have felt when men rejected hatefully His Only Son asking for a murderer to be released instead of the Spotless Lamb of God. Like Paul, the closer we walk with Christ, the more we will suffer the wounds really directed to Christ but inflicted on us because our proximity to Jesus and because we so remind the world of the One they hate so much.

    These comments remind me of the hateful insecurity of Herod who would not countenance anyone or anything which would detract from his own selfish pleasures. But being the coward he was he sought to take the life of a defenseless baby to preserve his own despicable rule. Little did he know how his heart was so self deceived and the pains of Hell he would eternally suffer.

    Yes the hearts of man are deceitfully wicked. And yet I realize that apart from the sovereign rescuing love of God who saved me when I hated Him, I would remain in my sins and be just as lost as such people who trash the loveliness of a beautiful baby who resonates with the precious Word of God.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Dear Randy,

    You are absolutely right … on all accounts. My heart is so deeply grieved at the vivid, personal reminder of the innate hatred and rebellion that permeates man’s sinful, natural heart apart from the saving grace of God. If people in today’s age can be that hostile over a baby video it would not surprise me what they might do with the actual gospel in the age to come. It concerns me to think of the persecution that Kiah may face in his day!

    Thank you for your prayers and support though. You & Dianne are such a blessing and an encouragement to us. We are grateful for you both!

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