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Topic: Write for the FANTASY and/or SCI FI Genre (10/16/14)
TITLE: God's Little Problem
By Larry Whittington
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The Bible was the most published and sought after book on earth but that did not mean his children were reading it, taking advantage of its promises or obeying it. They loved all the promises in the Bible but had misapplied the promises. They were claiming the promises without understanding the promises came only when the conditions were met. This is where obedience came in or in this case where obedience had gone out of style. People just believed that He, God, had so loved the world that He had given His Son, Jesus, to be a sacrifice for the sins of the whole earth. The trending thought had been that believing in the fact of Jesus’s death was sufficient for anyone to be saved and ready for heaven when they died. The weren't told forgiveness of sin came as a result of obedience to God.
People were pressuring everyone they could to believe in the fact that Jesus was God’s Son, He had died on the cross, and after three days in the tomb he arose from the dead. People around the world believed these facts but then nothing happened in their lives. All they had done was to confess their belief in Jesus. And this was their problem. They had believed in facts but they had no idea these facts should result in their obedience to what the Bible had taught. The trending teaching was a faith only form of being pleasing to God. It was not trendy to teach that there was more than merely believing in Jesus to be saved. Their belief was not resulting in obedience.
They were ignorantly taught that belief was enough to gain God’s grace. So out of His love he started thinking. “What can I do to get these stiff-necked creatures to obey what I have commanded in my Word”?
In a flash He had it. He would get their attention causing gravity on earth to be a little different. The first day God kept gravity the same as He had made. People enjoyed this carefree lifestyle. They believed in God but didn’t obeying what he taught. After all, believing was all a person had to do to be saved.
The next day God caused gravity to be a little stronger. Things were really different. Leaves fell from the trees faster. When people tripped, they fell harder. The plants had different shapes. Airplanes had to take off differently. The landings were really terrible with blown tires from hitting the ground. This was a few of the news items in the evening news.
The problem with most of the news networks was there no mention of the fact that this drastic change in gravity had to be caused by God. They reasoned that it had to be a human caused result of something that had to have further study by the government.
Remember, God is still in control of things so the very next day God reversed the strength of earth’s gravity. It was lighter. It took forever for a leaf to fall from a tree. If a person stubbed his toe and caused him to fall, he could call his doctor on his cell phone and make an appointment before he hit the ground. Now as far as this effect on the airplanes, they were taking off quicker, flying faster and farther than the next airport. Most had to turn around and come in for their landing from the other direction because they had traveled so far. Their flight schedules and sharing of the airport runways was a mess.
Again, guess what? The news networks had a field day blaming the mass of people for the change of gravity.
Now the next day God sat down in heaven waiting to see if he got the people’s attention. He hadn’t. Most people lived the same as they had always lived – without obeying God.
“Well”, God said to Himself, “It looks like I will have to wait until the Judgment Day where people will finally see that each promise I made came with the condition I made.
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