“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. (Psalm 14:1).” Why would anyone choose not to believe in God? Because, if there is a God, He would determine what is right and wrong, we would be dependent upon Him and would have to answer to Him for what we are and do—and we would rather be captain of our own fate.

So, we ignore God and have it our way: we abuse our bodies with drugs and alcohol, we indulge in sexual pleasures outside of marriage and, for many, contrary to nature, we shirk the responsibilities required to subsist and look to government and good hearted neighbors to fill our stomachs and our gas or oil tanks. We work hard to keep from working, …after all, we say, “I have my rights.” We choose foolish independence and then, contrary to our philosophical moorings, we vote to make ourselves pawns in the hands of the governmental ruling class that lives in Washington and our state capitals.

In mass, we have turned from God to darkness. “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (Jn 3:19)” We boast our faith that there is no God, and yet we curse Him when things don’t go our way. The people of God, we call fanatics, until hard times, and then we call them for help. My friends, we cannot have it both ways. Either there is a God and He calls the shots, or there is no God and we chart our own courses. How foolish to choose the latter and expect God’s blessing upon our sin. God’s word plainly says, “…be sure your sin will find you out. (Numbers 32:23)” and, “the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)”

But it is not too late to change! While God continues to lend us breath, there is hope. “But God commendeth (reveals) his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)” The Bible tells us that through His resurrected Son, we may know God personally by becoming dependent upon Him for forgiveness. He wants to bless you!