By Ken Blue
” And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD…” Jeremiah 29:13.
Ben Stine has written and produced an excellent documentary film titled Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. In the film he meets with some of the world’s leading atheist and evolutionist. At the conclusion of one such interview, he asks the atheist; “What if, when you die, you discover there is a God?” The answer was, “I would ask Him why He hid Himself?” Everyone should view Stine’s outstanding interview with these mindless men.
The wicked pretend that they cannot find God. However, God has been and can be found by all who want Him. In fact, God is everywhere. The Athenians played the same game with themselves and others. Paul gave them the correct answer. “22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” Acts 17:22-31. God can be found by all who seek him.
If you have eyes to see, and want to see, you will find the above text is correct. God is called “The invisible God.” Therefore He cannot be seen by telescope or microscope. However, He can be seen in His creation as He makes Himself known. God can be found in the Scriptures, and in the moral nature of man. “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,” Romans 1:19-22. Many do not see, because they have purposely closed their eyes.
Mans very nature proves the existence of God. “14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)” Romans 2:14-15. The fact you and I have a standard by which we accuse others and excuse ourselves proves that we have a standard by which we view right and wrong. That ability to have a moral code comes from God.
So, you see, God is not hard to find, He is not playing games with you. You will have your opportunity to tell Him just what you think right before He drop- kicks you through the uprights into hell. You will be able to clearly see for the fraction of a second.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.