Is God Dead?
First, it was Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, who proclaimed: "God is dead."
Then the Founding Fathers acknowledged “the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe.” Subsequently, Congress added "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. The country's motto is printed in its currency: "In God We Trust."
Recently, a congressman with some little power nonchalantly (haughtily is probably the more apt word) silenced another one by declaring: “What any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.”
In 1973 seven men in black judicial robes played God and ruled that it is alright to terminate the lives of the unborn. Over 62 million babies have been murdered in their mothers' wombs since then in this country alone. Every day over 3,000 unborn babies are killed, mercilessly.
Now, there are advocates of letting infants surviving abortions alone and die. Baby death chambers are funded by the money of the people against their will, and baby parts are traded like meat.
Is God really dead? If He is not, then what does He say about the man declaring that any religious tradition's description of God's will is no concern of an assembly (a few hundred) he is part of? What does He say about the continuous slaughter of helpless tiny human beings that He has created?
In many of her TV shows, Mother Angelica, the saintly foundress of the TV network dedicated to the Eternal Word, said,” Do not cut God out.” Much more than a few hundred people in this country and over two billion believers worldwide agree with her.
God does not cut His people out. He holds each one lovingly in the palm of His hand. He will not forget us. (Isaiah 49:15-16) But He gave us the freedom to choose Him or not. We can ignore Him, or reject Him, or deny He is. We can choose our own contrary will.
But, like it or not, we live in a world that He (not we) created, along with countless planets and stars. Like He sustains them, He keeps us in temporary being of which we are not in control.
But He gives each one a chance. "Repent and believe in the Gospel!" (Mark 1:15) "Come back to Me" (Hosea 11:1-9)
But it's up to us to respond. Either way.
God is God. He is in control. Lest we forget it, we are not. #
When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars which thou hast established;
4 what is man that thou art mindful of him,
and the son of man that thou dost care for him?
5 Yet thou hast made him little less than God,
and dost crown him with glory and honor.
6 Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands;
thou hast put all things under his feet,
7 all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the sea.
9 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is thy name in all the earth!