What an absolutely amazing week!
Once a year I head north to Jackson Hole Bible College in Wyoming for the privilege of instructing their students during a week of intense Creation Apologetic training. And every year I challenge Christian students to go back to the very beginning by examining the Creator of the Universe: who He is and what He wants for our lives.
After 17 years of traveling and speaking on Creation Apologetics, I am still amazed by how many of us have a view of God that does not match reality. But, just like the prophet Isaiah, I am convinced that when someone truly sees who God is, they will be forever changed. (Isaiah 6: 1 – 12)
“What comes into our minds when we think about God
is the most important thing about us.” ~A.W. Tozer
Reflecting on this week with the students, I am so grateful for the time of incredible fellowship and intensely deep soul-searching. What a joy to see them wrestling with their past and looking toward the future, to see what God has for their lives.
Even more encouraging is the way they are examining their own hearts to discern whether they are practicing true Christianity or if they are immersed in a form of humanism which has sadly crept into so many churches today. This form of religious humanism allows us to put ourselves and our own happiness in the place of God and to fashion a god who conforms to our whims.
“Humanism says that the end of all being is the happiness of man.
Christianity declares that the chief end of man is the glory of God.”
By the end of the week, the students were putting into practice what we had learned and even had a blast engaging some of the skeptics who lurk on my Facebook page in one lengthy thread. You can read the whole conversation here:
If you’ve never gone on a journey to know the One True God of the Bible, allow me to encourage you to check out “God’s Glory” on DVD. It is my personal testimony and I pray that it will propel you to take an honest look at what you really believe about God: who He is and why you exist. If you are living for anything other than bringing glory to God then I encourage you to re-examine who God is and be changed forever.
Make the Journey — for God’s Glory!