thing, then will you believe it? ” He said he would. I quoted Proverbs 30: 33, “Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wring ing of the nose bringeth forth blood.” He came back with the quick response, “Oh well, any fool knows that’s true!” I said, “Then you admit you’re a fool?” How strange it is that men love darkness rather than light. At the crucifixion they loved Barabbas, the robber and murderer, instead of the wonderful Saviour who gives all of life meaning and purpose. There is the human tendency to, make light of things about which we know little or nothing. When the first automobile appeared, people made fun of it; yet almost any hour of the day or night we can travel across the na tion at nearly the speed of sound. Such is true with so many things we take for granted today. Whenever you hear anybody make light of the things of God, you can put it down that they just don’t know their Bible. They make these statements out of ignorance. Shortly after I was saved, my Here are Dr. and Mrs. Waller L. Wilson in our recording studio. The Lord willing, Dr. Wilson will be featured in the Family Conference on the Biola Campus, June 27 to July 3.
I t was P aul ’ s testimony that he would rather speak five words with his understanding than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. This gave me a suggestion to go through my Bible seeing how many five word sentences there might be with vital messages for us. What a blessing this proved to be (as is every study of God’s Word). All the doctrines, proph ecies, and various challenges brought spiritual refreshment to my soul. Let me give you an example. In Matthew 22:5 we read, “But they made light of it.” The context is the parable about the kingdom of heaven. The Lord Jesus tells the story of a certain king who prepared a marriage for his son. He sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding. When they would not come, he sent forth other servants saying, “Behold I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage. But they made light of it." What a sad remark to have to make. Yet the same is true today. So frequently Christian things are held up in ridicule. People make light of the miracles of the Bible. They might say, “Actually, the sea didn’t roll back the time when Israel passed over it. It was just an unusually low tide. The crossing had been made easier through strong winds.” Isn’t that interesting! In Daniel’s case, the lions were already tame. They had been taught not to eat any flesh. As far as the Lord Jesus coming back from the tomb, such people will say, “He did not really die, but just ‘passed out’ or ‘swooned’ from the or deal.” To these same people, hell and the punishment of the wicked is held in scorn. After all, a good God wouldn’t punish anybody. One day a man said to me, “There isn’t a thing in the Bible that’s true.” I asked him, “If I can show you some
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