“All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever!” - I Peter 1:25
I love this passage and the hope that it brings. All the things that humans seem to hold so dear all fall away. When you die, you can have thousands, millions even billions of dollars but, it won’t matter when you die. You can be famous and recognized by everyone, everywhere you go but, it won’t matter when you die. You can invent all sorts of gadgets that make human life easier but, it won’t matter when you die. You can have all sorts of possessions but, it won't matter when you die. You can spend countless hundreds of thousands of dollars on plastic surgery to help your looks but, you’re still going to grow old and you're still going to die someday. You can climb to the top of the corporate ladder and achieve all sorts of “success” in whatever industry you choose but, your still going to grow old and die someday. The truth is that you cannot stop time regardless of who you are nor what you do.
Even if Communists, anarchists, Liberals, Democrats, atheists, God haters, terrorists and Socialists could destroy all of the Bibles and written word of God, the word of the Lord would still endure forever. The Bible tells us not to fear those who can only kill the mortal body but rather to fear He who can destroy the spiritual body. You see no matter what humans do, the word of the Lord will not go away. The Bible tells us that God spoke the universe into existence. His word is powerful. His word is truth. He doesn’t even have to do anything but, speak for things to happen, that’s REAL power!
I’ve often heard or read unbelievers comment that God will use the Internet or television cameras to fulfill His word that “everyone” will see Him coming in the clouds simultaneously. It strikes me as funny first of all because neither one was even on the radar when Jesus spoke those words. It strikes me as funny because that concept would elevate man and his ideations of the Internet and television if God were to use it. That would of course assume that “EVERYONE” was either on-line or watching television, not likely. There are people who own neither a television nor a computer. As if the God who spoke the universe into existence would need the Internet or television to accomplish what He said thousands of years ago is laughable. Never-mind that this would mean that God had some foreknowledge of what man would come up with thousands of years before it was even thought of. Of course unbelievers dismiss those facts in favor of their arrogant, self-righteous, God hating and quite ridiculous opinions.
I find it interesting too that I guess I’m supposed to take the unbeliever’s word for what happened as opposed to what God said in scripture. I have the Bible, God’s word and the Holy Spirit, the unbeliever has no proof, no facts, no nothing to back up what they claim. Now I’m not saying that I would abandon God’s word for an unbeliever who offers “facts”, “proof” or “evidence”, I’m just saying that no unbeliever has ever offered “facts”, “proof” nor “evidence” even though they have claimed it. God has told us over and over in the Bible that He is a God of truth and that the devil (and his followers), are liars and the father of lies. So let’s see which is more believable a liar or a written document by the God of truth?