Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mark 6:6 commentary: unbelief

6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

Unbelief limits God by His own rules. If you refuse to believe He will not honor unbelief.

Psalm 78:40 ¶ How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

I would imagine that God does marvel at mankind’s unbelief. There are an infinite number of reasons to see His hand in all of creation. It is a mathematical impossibility that life could have happened by chance on earth which even unbeliever Francis Crick, one of the co-founders of the DNA helix admits in his book “Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature”. He explains that life could not have originated on earth by random chance and believes the cop-out like militant atheist Richard Dawkins that life was “seeded” here from somewhere else in a process called Panspermia, perhaps with a seed of life carried on the “solar winds”.

However, paleontologist Peter Ward and astronomer Donald Brownlee, in their book “Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe” point out that life probably couldn’t have randomly occurred anywhere but earth because of conditions so unique here. So, there you go. It couldn’t happen here without God and it probably couldn’t happen anywhere else so what are we left with?

Can you just see God marveling at unbelief?

Andrew Newberg, Eugene D’Aquili, and Vince Rause point out in “Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief” that a belief in God seems to be “hard-wired” into the human consciousness. They then go on to guess why that would be from an evolutionary, atheistic perspective.


Underscoring the doctrine found in the first three chapters of Genesis without meaning to do so, William R. Clark in his “Sex and the Origins of Death” tries vainly to understand why there is death as he admits that death is not by necessity a part of the definition of biological life. Can you picture God marveling at Clark’s unbelief when God explained why the very foreign idea of death came into the world in the first three chapters of Genesis?

What’s it going to take for these people to see the truth found in the Bible? Perhaps the “White Throne Judgment” and a lake of unquenchable fire?

Skeptics and scoffers, there is no point in arguing with me. I have these books. I’ve read them. I know what they say. Save it for someone who is impressed with your pseudo-intellectual view of the meaningless of life and the randomness of existence. I’m not buying what you’re selling. It’s just sad that children in public school and young people in college have to have their senses assaulted with this non-scientific nonsense paid for by government confiscatory taxation. It’s not amazing that teenagers kill themselves or go on killing rampages or suffer depression and mental illness. It’s amazing that more of them don’t with this garbage crammed into their heads, that they are nothing but mere, random accidents of nature, events in space-time with no more meaning or purpose than a rock.

God is marveling at mankind’s unbelief. So am I.

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