Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
Have you ever thought that one of the many mesmerizing things about babies is that they are hope personified?
Babies embody a fresh new start, the hope that this beautiful fresh little person in the image of God will learn and do things that we hope will come to pass.
Jesus, of course, brought the greatest hope of all hopes to pass, a hope before our Holy Creator that is sure and certain, an “anchor” for our souls! The Bible says that when we are born again in Jesus, we have been given a “lively (living) hope” that provides for us “an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away” (1 Peter 1:4). It is why Christmas is a joyful season like no other!
The promises (prophecies) that were fulfilled at His first coming serve to confirm to us that His second coming is just as assured. And so, the Bible says to hold fast this hope!
Each new year also starts out with a hopeful celebration – also personified as a fresh new baby! But unlike the promises and fulfillment of Jesus, there are no sure “anchors” nor “living hope” with the myriad New Year’s resolutions made in great hope at the beginning of each new year. They often get side-tracked while the new year is still in its toddler stage.
But hope is a wonderful thing – a great spiritual attitude in which we are to remain, the Bible tells us. In fact, “the earnest expectation of the creature (the creation)” is for full deliverance, full adoption, full manisfestation of our salvation (believers in Christ). And this is where the power and importance of hope comes in. It is the will of God for us.
God is “the God of hope”. “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost” (Romans 15:13). God offers us hope and courage through the comfort and power of His presence by which we find joy and peace.
We don’t have to wallow in the despair of those who are without the sure hope of salvation. We have the hope of salvation as a helmet to protect our minds from the darkness of those who expound and proclaim false philosophies and deception – so much of it based upon intrinsically hopeless evolutionary worldviews! The incredible despair in our current culture comes to mind that many people acquire because they have bought in to the hoax of a carbon-based “Climate Emergency”.
If they would only read and believe the Bible (as creation apologetics enables people to do), they would know that this is not what they should worry about. Nor is it what’s in store for planet earth. What’s in store is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ – and a complete renovation of the earth as we know it. This is why, before the summary closing verse, the last verse of the Bible ends with these words: “Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).
Rather than fear carbon, they should fear God! People should worry about getting right with their Maker – our Lord Jesus Christ – resting in the sure faith, hope, and love in which we are meant to abide.
Our trust and hope must be in the transcendent God of the universe who created everything for the wonderful purpose of joining us to Himself forever! We are here on earth on a journey, in which time we, by the grace of God, meet Jesus, the Savior. We then continue on our pilgrimage as His ambassadors of grace and truth, serving Him with the calling and gifting He provides.
There is great utility in grasping this tremendous reality. We can experience great joy and peace in resting in His presence, contemplating His beauty and seeking to know His incredible mysteries of science. Our joy increases as we reach out to others by giving of ourselves our prayers and our substance to that which is eternally valuable! And we can, throughout this journey, keep asking the Lord for more of Him! – for an ever-increasing margin of utility and value in knowing Christ Jesus, our Lord!
This is the reality for us now and forevermore! It is a great calling that we all have – to serve Him.
As we begin a brand new year, remember this:
“The hope of the righteous shall be gladness…”
Thank you for helping us expose the many fallacies of evolution along with its evil repercussions! Thank you also for helping to lead others to a full reliance on the great truth of God’s Word – both the living and the written Word.
So I end this letter with a hearty Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! Our prayer is that you abide in the great hope of His calling to be a champion of grace and truth. All of us at Creation Moments hope that the new year of 2020 gives you 20-20 vision so you can see more clearly than ever before what a great battle we are in. By relying more fully on God, we will experience both joy and gladness amidst these troubled times!
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