Skip to comments.Are You A Fool?
Posted on 04/01/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT by kindred
Today in America we have no shortage of fools. That is an obvious no-brainer.
A fool is - in the Biblical sense - a stupid, wicked (especially impious), or vile person; fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman). A scoffer, blockhead or reprobate, a despiser of Almighty God and all that is truly good.
The secular definition of fool is: one who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding.
In both cases we see that the fool is a sound rejecter of the Laws of Nature, and of Nature's God.
What is Foolishness to Whom?
Conservatives, conservatism, and the adherence to and acknowledgment of natural and moral laws are absolute foolishness to the secular-progressive, liberal mindset (a.k.a. the Left).
On the other hand, the abandonment or rejection of natural and moral laws (social/ fiscal), crucial conservative ideals and their foundational roots (found in Judeo/ Christian absolutes) are absolute foolishness to the conservative mindset (a.k.a. the Right).
The height of foolishness is found where these two enemies have a common bond uniting them together... UNBELIEF!
The height of foolishness is found where these two enemies have a common bond uniting them together... unbelief. Their common thread is in standing against foundational Biblical Christianity and its teachings of Jesus Christ. Both the Left and the Right have their own personal perceptions of what Christianity is, but they reject in unison - the Left exceedingly far more than many on the Right - the total authority and reality of Almighty Gods divinely inspired book, the Bible, and its call to repentance and salvation by grace alone which comes solely by faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1, Eph. 2:8-9). They outright reject Almighty God and His ETERNAL SPIRITUAL ABSOLUTES for man and seek to make them common and irrelative. These foundational TRUTHS and REALITIES they WILL NOT receive (Matt 7:24-27; John 14:17, 1 Cor. 1:18). The bottom line is that both of these groups reject the ABSOLUTE RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God and are doomed in light of their ETERNAL futures (Matt. 6:33, John 3:5, Rom. 10:2-4, 1 Cor. 15:50, Rev. 20: 11-15; 21:27).
An Example - The Political Parties of Jesus Day
Historically speaking, the Sadducees and the Pharisees of Jesus day were bitter political enemies, but when it came to the reality of who Jesus Christ was, both groups united together to crucify and rid themselves of their chief rival (Matt. 3:7; 16:1, 6, 12; 22:34; Mark 14:10, 53; 15:10-11; Luke 23:10; John 7:48).
That Sadducees were "the Left" of their day, rejecting the Holy Scriptures and a great majority of the Biblical truths, much as liberal, professing Christians do today (Mark 12:18; Luke 23:10; Acts 5:17; 23:8).
The Pharisees were the conservative political party in Israel at the time of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, adhering to the moral and natural laws rooted in Mosaic Law, and promoting a salvation and spirituality based in traditional fables and legalism (law keeping). (Matt. 5:20; 12:14; 15:1, 12; 23:2; Mark 7:5; Luke 5:21; 11:43; 15:2; 18:4).
Who Are the Fools in Almighty Gods Eyes? .
Let's take a look at what the Bible, Almighty Gods Word, states about the fools who reject Almighty God and His Absolute Authority.
"The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good" (Palms 14:1).
'Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:21-22).
"And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it' (Matt. 7:26-27).
"And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?' (Luke 12:18-20)
"As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly" (Prov. 26:11).
"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor. 2:14).
Fools for the King of Kings .
The world today labels those who have received the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and who are His ministers (servants) as fools. These slander and scoff at their evangelistic message of ETERNAL salvation and the very heart of the Gospel message that, Christ died, was buried and ROSE again as the Holy Scriptures testify (1 Cor 15:1-4).
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence" (1 Cor. 1:27-29).
"We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised" (1 Cor. 4:10).
"Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus" (Acts 4:13).
"Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness" (1 Cor. 3:18-19).
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?" (1 Cor. 1:18-20)
Are You Foolish Enough to Follow Christ or Foolish Enough to Reject Him?
Gods Infallible Word sets before all just who are the fools and who are the wise. The wisdom and rudiments of this world are passing away, and only those things wrought (done) in and for Christ will abide FOREVER (1 Cor. 7:31; 2 Peter 3:13; 1 John 2:17). It is up to us to humble ourselves before Almighty Gods ETERNAL Person, wisdom and righteousness, and to be obedient to His command to repent of our transgressions against His ETERNAL spiritual absolutes and natural laws (Acts 17:13; Romans 3:23; 10:2-4; James 1:21).
All will have to give an account to Him in that Day for what we have done in our lives (Matt. 12:36; 1 Peter 4:4-5). If we think that we in our own merit can stand before Him blameless and perfect, we will indeed be the greatest of fools for all ETERNITY (Rom. 14:10-11; Eph. 2:8-9; Rev. 20:11-15). . If we think that we in our own merit can stand before Him blameless and perfect, we will indeed be the greatest of fools for all ETERNITY.
God saw our desperate need for His righteousness and for deliverance from the tyranny and bondage of our transgressions (Rom. 7:24-25). These have separated us from Him and have brought His wrath upon us (John 3:36; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-2, 14).
In His great ETERNAL love Almighty God sent forth His only Son from Heavens glory to pay the price for our transgressions, to be our propitiation and to rescue us from the ETERNAL ramifications of our transgressions and godless folly (John 3:16-17; Rom. 7:24-25; Gal. 1:4; Eph 2:14; 1 John 2:2).
This April Fools Day may you cast off your foolish pride and receive Gods Savior of your soul, the Lord Jesus Christ. He alone can deliver us from the wrath to come (Acts 4:12). He alone can deliver you from the ETERNAL judgment on transgressors (Acts 10:43; Gal. 1:4; 1 Tim. 2:5). He alone truly loves you and has given Himself to be your propitiation to satisfy all of Almighty Gods righteous and ETERNAL absolutes (Rom. 3:25; 4:25; 5:8; 8:32; Eph. 5:2; 1 John 2:2; 4:10).
Do NOT be a fool and die in your trespasses and sins. Almighty God has sent His son to make you wise indeed! / "But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.(1 Cor. 1:30)"
May you place your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ today. You will never be the same!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
Romans 1 continues on,
13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Today is National Atheist Day.
All athiests are fools...
Proverbs 1:7 comes to mind:
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
A fool? Sure, but that the least of my worries.
so let it be written
Re the original post:
That is the Kenyan’s resume, is it not?