Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The reason why the word of God has never and will never fail.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Don’t be like the Jews, who fail to see the biblical interpretation of history and the fact that Jesus Christ controls history.
If we look at life as it is laid out before us and dealt out to us and do not see it through the biblical interpretation of history and the fact that Jesus Christ controls history, we will not understand why certain things happen.
If you want to plan for the future, then you should plan for eternity, because eternity is the reality of what the future is all about.
Point 1. The continuation of the universe and all of its creatures and the state of the atmosphere depends on one fact and one fact only, the essence of God, especially the omnipotence and immutability of Jesus Christ, COL 1:17; HEB 1:3.
HEB 1:3 He upholds all things by the word of His power.
That includes the continuation of Satan and all of the fallen angels as well as every evil member of the human race, especially those who are antagonistic toward TLJC.
ROM 8:31 If God is for us, who is against us?
PSA 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
Even when TLJC was a baby He was still God holding the universe together, HEB 10:5.
HEB 10:5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “Sacrifice and offering Thou hast not desired, But a body Thou hast prepared for Me;”
Even on the cross, TLJC was holding the universe together so that He could suffer in His humanity for the sins of the entire world.
Point 2. Jesus Christ controls history, not the “so called” scientific laws which simply do not exist. These should be called divine laws rather than scientific laws.
Scientific laws, as such, do not exist, because science did not develop them, nor does science enforce them. Science cannot guarantee that the universe will be around tomorrow. If science says that these scientific laws will continue they are merely observing the faithfulness of TLJC.
Point 3. These so-called scientific laws are based on the statistical assumption that the universe, which operates according to a fixed norm, will continue to do so.
What science is actually observing is the faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ, who not only controls history but also controls the universe.
While science observes these laws, science cannot guarantee these laws, 2PE 3:1-12.
Point 5. Known scientific laws and phenomena, which man has been able to observe, classify, recognize and interpret, depend entirely upon the faithfulness of God.
Every discovery of the pattern of the universe is a treatise on the faithfulness of Jesus Christ, who at the present time is guaranteeing the function of every bona fide scientific law,
COL 1:17; HEB 13:8.
COL 1:17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
HEB 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever.
Known scientific laws depend entirely on the essence of God, TLJC, especially the omnipotence plus immutability.
Point 6. It is by the word of God which has never failed and will never fail that Jesus Christ holds the universe together, HEB 1:3.
MAT 28:20 “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
HEB 13:5 “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
Point 7. Why the Lord Jesus Christ is holding the universe together.
a. Jesus Christ is holding the universe together to resolve the angelic conflict in human history and to bring many sons into glory, HEB 2:10.
b. The Lord Jesus Christ is holding the universe together in order to allow grace, which began with the Holy Spirit radiating heat over the ice pack, to run its full course until He destroys the universe by nuclear fission at the end of history.
The day the sun stood still for Joshua in battle, JOS 10:13-14, So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, when the Lord listened to the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.
So the universe will be destroyed someday, but the word of God will survive the destruction of the universe, as will the believer in resurrection body,
Point 8. The so-called scientific laws then belong to TLJC who is the one who sustains the universe.
These laws can be changed or overruled by the sovereignty of God, 2PE 3:10-12.
MAT 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.”
The believer will remain forever, even surviving the destruction of the present universe,
Point 9. Scientific laws are simply the faithfulness of Jesus Christ holding the universe together and at the same time holding back eternity.