Monday, January 20, 2014

You Want Evidence of God? Look in the Mirror.

I have been reading and studying the scriptures since I was ten years old. While I don't profess to be a great scriptorian (which sadly isn't a word known by Google), I have given a lot of time to the study of God's word. While I operate in faith much of the time, I am also scientifically minded, and have seen through the years evidence of the truthfulness of the scriptures, of the reality of the spiritual, of the existence of God.

And some people still deny it. Well, not to worry. You, too, are evidence of these things. I find it so interesting that those who oppose God's word, or who even deny his existence, fail to see what is so obviously there.

Let me give you an example. 1 Corinthians 12:3 3 "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost."

Do you see it in there? You don't believe in God? Well, that's because you aren't using the Spirit of God. You're just using the spirit of man. Like this scripture says as well. 1 Corinthins 2:9-1414  "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

The scriptures are filled with references like this, references to people who will not understand, will not believe. It's been predicted, prophesied about, and therefore all those who enter into these thoughts and practices are . . . EVIDENCE.

Here are some more of my favorites:

For those who will not accept the Book of Mormon as scripture I give you 2 Nephi 29:6

"And because my words shall hiss forth—many of the Gentiles shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible."

For those who think they are so smart and knowledgeable because of all their education and simply cannot accept things of the spiritual I give you 2 Nephi 9: 28-29

"O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish.

But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God."

I love the words of Alma 30:44
" . . . Thou hast had signs enough; will ye tempt your God? Will ye say, show unto me a sign, when ye have had the testimony of all these thy brethren, and also all the holy prophets? The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator."

All things are evidence of God, even those who do not acknowledge Him. So take a look in the mirror. And see the evidence.