HISTORY IS IMPORTANT!
HISTORY IS IMPORTANT AS IT HAPPENED; NOT AS SOME WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT REVISED TODAY! History helps us to see where we came from and where we are headed. It is interesting to note that God has been speaking to the human race since the Garden of Eden. We have a history of God speaking to us. The Jewish writer of the book of Hebrews expressed it this way, “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,” (Hebrews 1:1-2a NIV). To understand God’s unfolding plan for mankind and the universe it is important to understand God’s plan as revealed in God’s Word given to those spokesmen of God who came before us (history). Not history as revised by those antagonistic to God but actual history as it happened. God spoke in the past to let people know the Messiah, the Redeemer of all sinful mankind was coming. Two thousand years ago people were looking for this person to appear. The writer reveals that this Messiah was to be God’s “heir of all things” and this person was also the one “through whom (God) also made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:2b NIV). This tidbit of information should dispel a lot of historical theories today coming from the “scientists” of our day. According to the bible as written two thousand years ago (history) God has spoken to all mankind through His Son. “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being,” (Hebrews 1:3a NIV). In all simplicity the writer is saying that if you want to “see” God look at Jesus. He is God in the flesh. If you want to see the glory of God look at Jesus. If you want to see the character of God look at Jesus. If you want to see what God wants you to look like in character and actions look at Jesus. And if you want to know what is holding this world and universe together look at Jesus because He is “sustaining all things by his powerful word.” (Hebrews 1:3b NIV) That statement alone should debunk a lot of theories out there today. There are a lot of “solutions” to the sin problem offered by people today. There is a new solution offered almost every day. But the real solution is to be found in God’s history book the bible, an old book that is yet alive today with real solutions to old problems. The bible says, “After he (Jesus) had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven,” (Hebrews 1:3c NIV). People can attempt to rewrite the historical facts of the bible regarding everything including God’s plan of salvation but it doesn’t make the rewrite true but only distorted and false. The salvation bought and paid for in the blood of Jesus is complete and finished. No opposition by man or Satan can change that historical fact. Have you accepted Jesus as your personal Savior? He has provided for your salvation through His blood payment for your sin as promised from the beginning of time. And that is not fake news. It is a true fact.