Be Sure You’re Standing

There is a need for all mankind to know where they stand in faith and understand where they are grounded; is it in science or technology the wisdom of this world or is it in God’s Word, ‘Thus says the Lord’? Young people have decisions to make while pursuing education, decisions concerning career, their lives now and future some of their choice would expose them to real questions of faith. It is important for us to be aware of where to draw a line between things of faith and those of worldly knowledge.

“The greatest minds, if not guided by the word of God in their research, become bewildered in their attempts to trace the relations of science and revelation. Because the Creator and his works are so far beyond their comprehension that they are unable to explain them by natural laws, they regard Bible history as unreliable. Those who doubt the reliability of the records of the Old and New Testament, will be led to go a step farther, and doubt the existence of God; and then, having lost their anchor, they are left to beat about upon the rocks of infidelity.  These persons have lost the simplicity of faith. There should be a settled belief in the divine authority of God’s holy word. The Bible is not to be tested by men’s ideas of science. Human knowledge is an unreliable guide” –E. G. White, Christian Education p. 193

We should never rely on the wisdom of the world for our decision making that will be our greatest mistake in decision making. It not what others think to be right or what sound logical that would be right for you it is the what God says about it. But first you need to know God and believe in him.

“But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee ..” Deutronomy 4:29-31, KJV

It is essential to be grounded on firm foundation: the questions you need to ask early in life are: 1. How can you be sure of Life here and in the world to come (sure of Salvation)     2. What do you believe 3. Is what you believe enough for you or there is a desire for better?

More reading on this: Beginning A Relationship With God

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