I have a challenge for everyone. Let’s try to forget everything we think we know about the history of the world, just for a few moments. Instead, let’s just use our basic common sense to consider a few things.
Water animal fossils are found all over the world, including on the world’s highest mountains. Whale bones are found in the desert. Nearly every ancient culture passed down stories that indicated they originated from a single family who survived a great flood. The vast majority of earth is still covered by water and ice today. We know that there is plenty more water underneath the surface. Given those simple facts, why is the idea of a global flood routinely mocked? Why is it often met with fierce anger, hostility, and contempt? Have you ever stopped to consider this?
If I were to claim to believe in aliens, and then build a theme park based on the idea that aliens once came to earth and interacted with humans, would anyone care? Would there be protests, mocking, and debates about it? Would there be controversy of any kind? Maybe, but I personally doubt that there would.*
If I were a Buddhist, and decided to start an investing website guided by Buddhist principles, would non-Buddhists feel the need to mock such a venture? It’s just a question.
Everyone has to think through the possible answers for themselves. I simply want to suggest the possibility of spiritual forces at work.
The Bible teaches that until they come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, human beings are trapped in their own rebellion toward the one true God.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” – Romans 1:18-23, NKJV
Did you know the Bible actually predicted that people would deny the creation and the flood?
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished” – 2 Peter 3:3-6, KJV
The Bible has also successfully predicted many other events. As an investor, you probably know how difficult it is to successfully predict the future. Could there be a greater force at work behind the Bible? These are just things to think about. The reason I suggest them to you is that I want you to set aside any contempt, anger, or hostility you may have toward Christianity. I want you to consider the possibility that it might be true. It cannot harm you to do that.
Here is a simple challenge to anyone who believes in evolutionism or atheism. If you don’t already have one, get a Roku. Find a channel called Genesis Science Network. Watch it for at least 2 hours per day, for 30 days straight. During that month, don’t spend the rest of your spare time researching information that claims to debunk creation arguments. The idea here is to be truly open to something besides what you already believe, at least for one month. Creation scientists and atheistic/evolutionary scientists are looking at and analyzing the same evidence. The reason for differing conclusions lies in the interpretation of the evidence. The interpretations differ, primarily because the assumptions and worldview differ at the outset. Oftentimes, each side is completely closed off to any possibility that the other side’s argument could be true. Try to shed that mentality for just a little while. Invest a month of your life in considering the possibility of the greatest reward anyone can imagine: eternal life in paradise with a loving God and a loving family!
"And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful." - Revelation 21:2-5, KJV
At the end of that month, I believe that many of you will no longer believe in atheism and evolutionism. I think that all of you will see that those who believe the Bible are much more rational, intelligent, and wise than you have previously believed. I think you will see clearly that many of the things you believe right now defy common sense and rational scientific analysis.
All I’m trying to do is get you to be open to ideas other than the ones you hold now. I’m doing that, because I care about you and I want you to know the light and life and joy that comes through Jesus Christ! I am not against you. I am not trying to harm you. The opposite is true! It is good to know the Lord! I want you to have that wonderful experience for yourself!
Please feel free to comment or message me anytime, for any reason.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you in Jesus’ name, Amen!
*Note: After writing that, I got the idea to search and see if anyone had actually done this. It turns out that there was, in fact, an ancient alien theme park from 2003-2006. A proper google search reveals no records of protests or controversy of any kind.