October 7

Written by Bill Grandi on October 7th, 2021

One of our culture’s big battles theseย  days is what is called “Deconstruction.” Perhaps it would be more accurate to say it is one of Christian culture’s big battles since the non-believing world could care less about the reality of God and His existence…except maybe to pooh-pooh it.

What is sad is that in both cases is that the denial of God’s power is at stake. The unbeliever denies His existence or involvement in our daily lives. “God? Who’s God?” The one who is deconstructing is also denying the reality of God and His power in his/her daily life.

I read an interesting story recently. Atheistic communism proclaims there is no God. When Leonid Brezhnev died (the Soviet dictator who embodied Marxist unbelief), VP H.W.Bush was our representative. He reported that just before the casket was closed, his widow reached in and made the sign of the cross on his chest. Evidently, she hoped that what her husband had denied was somehow true. Perhaps before he died, she was privy to something no one else was? Who am I to say?

David said it well: “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.” I believe in God the Father, maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ His only Son. I believe in His death and bodily resurrection. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the 3rd Person of the Trinity (who is not a force but a Person, hence “the” Holy Spirit). I believe Jesus will return to take us home.

Do you?

“Father, You are I Am. You are the Creator of the ends of earth and there is no one like You. May you be praised and recognized for Who You are.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Amen, Bill, I’m right there with you!

  2. Ryan S. says:

    I can definitely see how it can happen. Life can be tough… and with an improper understanding of who God is and how he interacts with us… losing one’s faith is a possibility.

    I have been on the brink at time of two… maybe not fully losing faith of the existence of God, but definitely how much I want Him to be involved in my life.

    Being angry and frustrated and just wanting to bury my head in the sand to the reality.

    Those are the times I remember the troubles I have come from and through.
    The times when I remember that I relied on God to carry me then… why not the next time.