One of the headline stories on BBC news today, June 1st, 2016 was the completion of the world's longest underground speed tunnel in Switzerland. What caught my spiritual eye was one of the statements made by someone in the article praised the engineering feat of man. There were spiritual implications throughout this article and connected articles. One statement showcased was from 1882 by then president of Switzerland, Simeon Bavier, "A triumph of art and science, a monument to work and diligence! The barrier which divided nations as fallen, the [Swiss Alps] have been breached. Countries have moved closer to each other, the world market is open!" A triumph of 'art and science-a triumph to evolutionary beliefs. A 'monument to work and diligence- a monument to the work of mankind. 'Countries have moved closer to other, the world market is open' -a monument to the New World Order. Many prominent European leaders were at the opening of the tunnel celebration.
Another startling piece of the article talked about how they celebrated the opening of the tunnel with an elaborate show with various entertainers. One of the statements was, "The sacrifices of the tunnel miners who died was also commemorated." Sacrificing human beings in pagan rituals is a common activity throughout history. A long standing legend is that thousands of people were sacrificed and intombed in the Great Wall of China. In the Bible, in the Old Testament, God routinely had the Hebrews annihilate pagan communities because they were sacrificing babies, men, and women. Many believe that sacrificing humans will give them some special power. The only human sacrifice that gives real power was the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary.
'There's nothing spiritual about this article or the event, you're crazy'- Oh really, there is nothing 'spiritual' about this event???:
Another statement, "The area already has the 34km Loetschberg rail tunnel, which opened in 2007, but this latest engineering feat is being hailed by leading members of the Swiss government 'as being of unprecedented significance'". Unprecedented-man made-feat. Now, one could interpret this to mean it's unprecedented in terms of tunnel making, but that is not how I see this statement. As pointed out the in the very article itself, when the big wigs of government showed up, it proved that there was more to this than just the building of a great tunnel. NOT ONCE was any glory given to God for giving man the abilities to create and build. No, all the glory went to the work of man, the genius of man, how great and wonderful man is.
For 17 years, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and over 2000 people worked on building this tunnel. One tunnel. This is 'so great', but unprecedented feat, I think not!
The Holy God in His Mighty Power created the Earth and EVERYTHING IN IT, the Moon, The Sun, the uncountable stars, the uncountable galaxies, Space, Time, Gravity, The sky, land, every kind of creature, mankind, the seas, foliage! How dare they call what man has made unprecedented!! God did ALL THIS IS 6 DAYS!!!!!!!Just HIM, not thousands of people helping him. He SPOKE and ALL THESE THINGS CAME INTO EXISTENCE! No drills, no nails, no concrete, no saws or hammers, no sweat, no glue, no boards or mortar. NOTHING COMPARES TO THE POWER OF GOD! NOTHING!
There is going to be a Day of Judgment, and God will judge everyone who has ever lived, His wrath is going to poured out on all the wicked and ungodly. The Good News is Believing in Jesus saves us from the righteous wrath of God. But that is not all, He gives us a new heart and mind NOW, and we receive some of His blessing from heaven NOW and are equipped to be able to live a life that is holy and acceptable to Him NOW.
1. Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is real, He lived and died and rose from the grave.
2. Believe that you are a sinner, repent-turn from your sins and realize and accept you need Jesus.
3. Confess that Jesus is your Lord and God
4. Find a local Bible preaching church that does obey the commandment for water baptism for the remission of your sins and to identify yourself with Christ.
This is just the first step to a lifelong journey of growing in truth and love with the God who created this earth and everything in it, including every human being that has ever lived.
Bible verses related to this post: Genesis Chapters 1 and 2
Erica Harris is a God Gifted Christian Coach, Counselor, providing insights and truths from the Word of God, The Bible.