I heard an interesting song recently. Its lyrics alluded to those throughout history who at one time or other had been derided for their beliefs and later were vindicated and finally had the last laugh. People were mentioned in the song like Christopher Columbus who went against the prevailing opinion and believed that the world was round and not flat. (“Who has the last laugh now” is the chorus for the song.)
It made me think of a debate that I had with an atheist on an airplane one time. It seems that his main point was that he was in the majority by not being a “born again Christian”. “When you look at the situation worldwide”, he smugly stated, “There are far more people in the world who do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Do you know how many Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, etc. that there are in the world?” I responded that sometimes the “majority” only means that all the fools are on the same side. He didn’t like that, but then I quoted the Scripture in Psalms 14:1 upon which I based my observation: “Only fools say in their hearts, There is no God.”
Throughout recorded history, it has happened time and again. Galileo, Newton, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and countless others all had an uphill battle convincing the “people in the know”, the “enlightened pseudo-intellectuals” of the day of their truths. Even Einstein spent half a lifetime trying to convince others that his Theory of Relativity was fact.
Noah is said to have preached some 120 years without a single convert. He kept on preaching right up to the day that God commanded him to load up and the ark was boarded, and all his enlightened counterparts laughed at him and made fun of him the entire time. Forty days later there was no one left to laugh but Noah and his family. I know in my heart that Noah grieved that he could not do more to convince a dying world that God will not be mocked. The last laugh was not funny.
I once saw the pastor of our little church fight back tears as he described how it grieves him to see lost people reject coming to Christ weekend after weekend. He works all week long to prepare a great message only to see a handful of people show up and few if any come forward to repent when he asks if anyone needs to make a decision for Christ.
I told him that the way I understand it his job is to preach the word like Noah did. If folks decide to ignore it and continue right on conducting business as usual, marrying, playing their golf, getting sunburned on the beach, and watching the latest idiotic reality TV show right up until the Lord calls them before Him, it will not be his responsibility. He will have done his job. All we can do is plant seeds, my friends.
I watched television one time and was fascinated by a herd of African game crossing a river. The herd followed their lead animals right into the river. Gigantic crocodiles were waiting for them there, and it soon became a frothy, bloody, sickening scene as animal after animal met a violent death. It reminded me of how the majority seems to meekly follow their politically correct leaders to their eternal deaths.
In this country, the majority favored taking the lives of over 60 million unborn and even had the hutzpah to call it “choice”. God’s laws were once again mocked and laughed at when we became the first country since the dawn of civilization to legalize same-sex marriage under the Obama administration. The Ten Commandments were removed from government buildings; prayer was not allowed in our schools, nor was discipline. Sex, violence, and perversion of the worst order have been glorified in every form of media. Today every vestige of God and prayer is being purged from public life and sadly the moral fabric of our society is being destroyed.
Hardly anyone aside from the purely demonic feels like laughing now, much less the majority, but the herd keeps jumping into the river. Candidly it grieves me to think of the fate of the atheist to whom I briefly spoke during that short one-and-a-half-hour flight. If he doesn’t change his belief system, one day, he will face the music (and he won’t like the lyrics). The same is true in this country that I love. I don’t hate the left or their leadership; I hate sin and what it has done to this country.
God plainly stated that being in the majority has no bearing on anything. We will kneel before almighty God alone. Romans 14:11 – For it is written: As I live says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me and every tongue shall confess to God.” So, to be clear each and every single person who ever lived shall give account of himself to almighty God.
All that will matter on the day that we die will be whether we’ve been born again and have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior in order for our sins to be forgiven. Being politically correct will mean nothing; having been washed in the blood of Jesus and then following Him will mean everything.
When faced with “the majority cannot be wrong” logic, remember God plainly stated that there are “many” who will not follow Him and “few” that will enter paradise. There is nothing wrong with not being in the majority especially when your decisions will affect you for eternity, not to mention the country that you leave to your kids and grandkids.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Have a great weekend and go to church this Sunday!