Things I Do Not Understand: Rejection of God

The world certainly makes no effort to hide its adamant desire and end to reject God in all facets of life. If we look at the family we will see a societal effort to remove the original design for the family given by God. If we look at the workplace we see efforts to squash any effort a person might make to help those around him to see the plan and purpose God has for their life. If we take a look at the school system we will see an effort not only to dismiss God, but actually expel God from our classrooms and textbooks. Let’s take a look at what has happened in each of these aspects of our society.

 First, we look at the family. The family has been redefined and diluted to the point of being merely “a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head” according to Merriam Webster. Those of the helping professions (i.e. psychologists, counselors, etc) have largely defined “family” as “the concept of the family is more commonly defined in terms of strongly supportive, long-term roles and relationships between people who may or may not be related,” according to the American Psychological Association. Using this definition the family has been perverted to exclude the father in many American homes, to allow for homosexual unions and, most disturbingly, to allow children to be raised in “families” that are only mentally, emotionally and eternally detrimental.

Next, we’ll review the workplace. In this day and age, religion cannot be discussed in a workplace environment without threat of loss of employment situation. This is especially true in situations where those who are in the workplace are directly hostile toward religion – and Christianity in particular. If anything is mentioned about truth, salvation, sin, God or anything pertaining to certainty, a firestorm begins to brew and those who stand for such are threatened with their job and even their physical safety.

Next, let’s look into the school system. The pledge of allegiance to the flag is in trouble because it has “under God” in its prose. Bibles are outlawed. Students cannot speak openly about Christianity without being threatened with suspension or even expulsion. The textbooks that are used reject God and embrace a time-and-again debunked and disproved system of “science” that is called evolution. In this system God is jettisoned and the feeble “wisdom of men” is exalted in His place.

Why? What has God done to deserve such rejection? Let’s see what His word says about His desire for mankind and see if it justifies such a rejection.

God has given us life (Gen. 2:7); He has made us in His very image (Gen. 1:26-27); He has given us dominion over the whole earth (Gen. 1:26); He has given us everything we need for physical life (Gen.1:29). So far, I don’t see anything that warrants this rejection. He has given us free will (Gen 3:6), so far no problem. We choose to disobey (Gen. 3:6), and therefore have brought upon ourselves separation from God and the consequence of sin (cf. Gen. 3:24; 3:10-19). Okay, so we decide to disobey God and he punished us, and has allowed us to endure the consequences of OUR decision, and we reject Him. Let’s continue. He provided a way of salvation from our condition (Gen. 3:16; Lk. 19:10; Jn. 3:14-18; 10:1-30; Acts 2; 17:22-31; Heb. 1:1-4; 2:1-4). So we reject Him in the beginning, He reaches out and provides a way of reconciliation (Rom. 5:11), and our response is continued rejection? That does not make sense to me. His purpose is for our own good – for Jesus says of mankind “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Is our response going to continue to be rejection of this gracious gift of salvation?

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