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REV. ATIF HIMADEH, PASTOR
Atomic Age

Chrismas Gift

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by Atif Himadeh
 

In this atomic age knowledge is increasing, technology is flourishing, and morality is dying. Man has conquered space, smashed the atom, built skyscrapers, sent rockets into space, and walked on the moon. But man has failed to conquer self, to smash sinful habits, to build self-confidence, to reduce crime and to elevate morals for God's acceptance.

Hundreds of space ships have left the earth carrying instruments to measure temperature, pressure, sound waves, and radiation. Space ships have carried men to study the earth, the moon, the stars, and on other assignments.

The 20th century is named as atomic age. Man was able to smash atoms in reactors, generate electricity; and to run aircraft carriers, ships, and submarines. Isotopes of different kinds of atoms have been used in many fields of science. Radiation is being used effectively in many fields especially in medicine.

Man has been able to solve a lot of problems that puzzled the scientists of former ages. He has solved the mystery behind a lot of chemical formulas that have saved the lives of many people. The mighty mind of man has been able to build skyscrapers rising above the clouds. He has built machines that are sent flying in the air carrying tons of goods, people and instruments.

Man appears so insignificant as he stands in comparison to the size of the world, yet his brain is so powerful that he has made another brain. He calls this the electronic brain or computer. The computer has many functions. It can solve problems, read, write, memorize and erase, but the computer cannot solve the problem of sin that faces man. Surely the computer cannot erase the sin of man.

Yes, nobody can deny the advancement of science and the flourishing of technology. All the advancements and discoveries in technology and science have failed to help man morally. Man with all these discoveries has failed to conquer self and is left in spiritual poverty.

Man is found chasing after lust, with self as the center of his life. He has reached the moon but has failed to reach himself. He has conquered the material realm but is miserably defeated in the spiritual realm. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life have defeated man.

Great engineers who design great airplanes, ships, space rockets, super computers, bridges and tunnels are still unable to design a successful spiritual life. These successful engineers are defeated men spiritually. Sinful habits rule over their lives and they can't design a plan for success, that will insure them victory over their sinful ways.

They have succeeded in overcoming all the problems of building their superstructure, but they have failed to build their inner structure and to solve the self problem. They have discovered many chemical formulas to save the lives of many people, but they have not found the formulas to give them forgiveness of sin, eternal life, or victory over sinful habits. While science and discoveries are rocketing over the clouds and up into the moon and the stars, morality is plunging down reaching the flame in the bottom of the earth.

The hope of man to conquer will come only when men turn back to God and accept the only Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ will save men from sin, and will give them power over sin if they believe on the Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross for their sins.

There is a door open before men. This door of hope is to know the Lord Jesus Christ who said "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Mt. 11:28. Every person burdened with sin, can by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ Who died on the cross, receive forgiveness of sin.

God does not lie when He said. "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace." Eph. 1:7. We can receive the forgiveness of sins, not by advancement of science, nor by our good works, but by faith as God has said. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works lest any man should boast." Eph. 2:8,9

What road will you follow? What way are you going to choose? The Lord Jesus Christ said "... I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me." John 14: 6. How will you choose? This material world or the creator of the world?

Has the advancement of science blinded your eyes? Can you still see your need for the forgiveness of your sins, and the spiritual birth or in other terms the second birth? The Lord Jesus Christ referred to it as being "born again". "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3.

Do you want to be born again? Do you want the Lord Jesus to forgive you your sins? Do you desire an advancement in your spiritual life? If you say yes to all these questions what are you going to do about it?

To receive eternal life you must believe what God has said:

1- You have sinned. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Rom. 3: 23
2- The penalty of sin is death. "For the wages of sin is death...." Rom. 6: 23
3- Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe that the only one that can save you is the Lord Jesus Christ who died and shed His blood for the forgiveness of sins . "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners , Christ died for us." Rom. 5: 8.

4- Confess that Jesus is Lord. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Rom. 10 : 9-10 .

Finally pray and ask, believing you will receive. Bow your head and close your eyes and pray this prayer.
Lord I confess that I am a sinner , forgive me my sin by the redemption you made for me in your blood. Lord Jesus come into my heart and give me eternal life as a gift. I pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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