Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Big Bang and the Big One

I like to say that I believe in the Big Bang, just that it hasn't happened yet. 2 Peter 3:10, "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." That, my friends, is the Big Bang. The Designer spoke into an organized existence, sustained, and then took His hands off of it. Colossians 1:16, 17, "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."

Scientists tell us that the atom is held together by some "strong nuclear force." They don't know what it is. We do. The "Him" of "by him all things consist" is Jesus. He holds the world together--global warming or not, ozone layer depletion or not, carbon emissions or not. They say that is why the atom is so hard to split. When He takes His sustaining hand off of everything, everything will become like an atomic bomb. Revelation 20:11 says, "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them." No place for anyone except the saved after the Lord takes His hand off of what He created.

So the Big Bang hasn't happened. Another figment of imagination foisted on humanity is the Big One. I read a children's book to my daughters, one of their favorites about a huge Raggedy Ann called Big One. This Big One though is the universal church. Universal church is an oxymoron. Nothing universal assembles. Well, never has there been a Big One. As Dr. Richard Weeks, the man with the world's biggest personal library of Baptist history, would say: "The big nebulous invisible something-or-other." The theory of the universal church has caused as much damage, in my opinion, as any false doctrine. Sometime I'll tell you why. However, we do know that a one world church is coming, just like the Big Bang is coming. That's right, the Big One is coming.

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:4-8)

The false prophet will lead the whole world in the worship of the beast in a one world religion. It's coming, and the imaginary Big One is just getting them ready.

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