Speculation or Revelation?

And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. Revelation 3:14-15

Lawrence O’Donnell has stated, just so you will know, that the end of the world isn’t coming within the next thirty years. He has stated it unequivocally. He also has stated that “the book of Revelation in the Bible is fiction.” Larry O’Donnell states that:

No half-smart religious person actually believes the book of Revelation.

He said some other things that I will not quote. He began his tirade to attack his competitor, Bill O’Reilly. From there he went on to attack Glenn Beck, but he did not stop there. He said blasphemous things and he attacked God and the Bible.

I am currently re-reading the book of Revelation and I believe it is true. I say that Revelation is not fiction. I believe that this book is a prophetic picture of what is going to take place in the last days. I believe that John received this in a vision while he was exiled on the island of Patmos. I believe that it was given by God “to show His servants—things which must shortly take place.” I do not think O’Donnell is qualified to know whether or not the world will end within the next thirty years. Only God knows this.

While studying the work of J. Vernon McGee I found that he stated non-believers would “cling to their unbelief” in the last days. That sounded strange to me until I thought about it for a time and considered what he was saying.  Do non-believers actually ‘cling’ to unbelief?

After lengthy consideration, I believe they do just that. Many have “committed” to unbelief. O’Donnell may be one of those. Once a person does this, they begin to look for ‘evidence’ to convince themselves that they are right. It takes a courageous person to say, “I was wrong.”

The Bible teaches that God is the Creator and that He is coming again as Redeemer of those who love Him and judge of those who do not. Unfortunately, evolution is being taught throughout America and with it an effort is being made to stop people from believing the Bible. In today’s world ‘science’, has replaced God in many people’s hearts.

Evolutionist spend untold hours and much money not just to teach evolution, but to stop others from teaching or believing in a Creator. They spend hours seeking to ‘prove’ their case. By attempting to end any teaching that leads others to believe, it makes unbelief easier, thus they are clinging to unbelief. That does not change what is written:

Revelation 3:14 – These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God…

To believe Revelation, we must accept God as Creator because He identifies Himself here as just that.

J. Vernon McGee made an interesting point. He states that there are two ways to think about the origin of the universe. One is speculation and the other is revelation. Everyone believes one or the other.


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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4 Responses to Speculation or Revelation?

  1. paolosilv says:

    Nice post. I think we’ll have a revelation in our time that will prove that the Lord intervened in the Creation. It’s possible I think that the animals evolved, but there was a separate creation of man. It is not believable that man developed from monkeys, although I can’t prove it. One of the bases of evolution is the idea that changes occurred in nature to make the species more adaptable to surviving the environment. Such changes lead to alterations and mutations in the physical biology of the animals.

    Such a theory can’t explain why humans have figured out much of the mathematics and physics of nature, which have no use to human survival. The brain capacity of a 2 year old child is far far superior to that of the chimp, as was shown in a recent study on tv.

    I think a lot of biological science, anthropological science, and the like, has been highly ‘theoretical’, ie not proven. Physical science made enormous progress and the biologists are very jealous. As you can see from the nuclear plant crisis, the scientists don’t know everything, and have made terrible mistakes. Maybe that’s the message.


    • jlue says:

      Thank you for your response and your kind words. Animals do change over time, but I have seen nothing to convince me that they change into a different kind. Man has come up with a system of classifying animals into Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species. It isn’t clear what is meant in Genesis by “according to its kind”, but certainly God created in a way that pleased Him.


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