Unbelief is very comfortable to the human mind. We are two 'creatures': soul and body. Our body has complete control over behaviour and thought process. This was not the intent of our Creator, however. When you read The Holy Bible, beginning with Genesis, you learn that the earth as we know it didn't exist until God spoke it into being. Scripture says it took him six days, but it also points out that to God a day is 'like a thousand of our years'. On the sixth day, God created Man and gave him the name, ADAM. The original place was called EDEN and ADAM was friend of God, but even after naming all creatures and tending the place, God set that it was time to provide ADAM with a 'helpmate', so He put ADAM into a deep sleep, removed one of his ribs and from that piece of bone, God made woman. Everything was wonderful in EDEN. God would return each afternoon and walk with man and woman. Proceation was intended by God so Adam and Eve enjoyed same and along came CAIN and ABLE. (this is where a human gets into the worst of trouble. "Procreation" results from the most pleasurable action known to mankind, extremely enjoyable, but intended for a Holy Union between one man and one woman for the simple purpose of having babies. We placed a law on OUR books that allows us to enjoy sex outside 'Holy Union', without consequence. (It is commonly referred to as "Roe vs. Wade" and it is MURDER!). We have no excuse; no plea of innocence. Along with a constant sinful lifestyle, this action by our highest court, began our 'Rap Sheet'! We are Guilty as Charged, because, "he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ." (Ephesians 1: 9-10). Wise King Solomon wrote, "Drink water from your own well--share your love only with your wife. Why spill the waters of your spring in the streets, having sex with just anyone?" (Proverbs 5: 15-16). So, we continue to enjoy sex outside of marriage and then there is conception, as God intended, but we fail to heed His Words, "God cares for the unborn" (Exodus 21; 22-25); "Children are from God" (Psalm 127: 3); "God forms every child" (Psalm 139; 13-16) and "God plans the future of every child"(Jeremiah 1:5) we make abortion, same-sex marriage, homosexuality and transgender, "OK", all pertaining to SEX. AND, determine 'Illegal' to be 'legal'! "SIN"
Americans are totally ignoring God, but 'up-until-now', He has granted mercy. Should Trump/Pence lose, I believe there to be very rough times ahead. COVID-19 is like 'Vacation Bible School' compared to God's Judgement. Many will continue to fault God, but that is simply due to ignorance. He has been warning us for all time.
And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates, right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.
James G Austin, '69