HE IS RISEN
--By Ben Gilmore
"The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it." [–James Madison, letter to Frederick Beasley, 1825]
Around the world the traditional Easter greeting is, “He is risen!” and the response is, “Indeed He has!”
It occurs to me that our society will continue to degrade UNTIL we return to beginning with, GOD EXISTS – ALL POWERFUL, WISE AND GOOD.
Fail to agree on that, and your house is built upon a false presupposition, (a house of cards).
Given that, there is within each of us a point of agreement upon which to build a relationship:
· First – With that God
· Second – With one another.
I suggest that fundamental starting point as the beginning of every question and dispute.
Our “human tool box” includes will, appetite, pride, reason.
Let us agree to subordinate individual will and appetite to individual reason. Then let us submit our individual reason to the will of God. God is wise and good and it is safe to trust His will. Each of us is wholly dependent upon Him and thus – Obligated to Him.Ben Gilmore