Crazy love?

Many people ‘believe’ our cultures myth that science has disproved God.

The roots of such dogmatic atheism does not come from academia, neither is it a scientific statement. It is a mere ideology born from our monotonous western materialism.

Our societies obsession with ownership (or the appearance thereof) has caused us to collectively reason that if something cannot be seen, touched or measured it is false.

This view has lined the pockets of many and relegated Christianity (the world-view that brought us grace, compassion, freedom and charity) into a remnant of delusional fantasists.

Is this your view?

Do you discredit the existence of “God” because He exists outside of the constraints of our cultural norms?

Do you believe God does not exist because He cannot be seen, touched or measured?

If so, I would like to ask you to think very carefully about how you will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year….because a (godless) material world view dictates that love is simply the release of testosterone, estrogen, dopamine, oxytocin and vasopressin from the hypothalamus.

In a godless world love is not a beautiful emotion that transcends physical limitations and can drive humanity to do wonderful selfless acts, rather it is an instinctive impulse evolved (with no meaning or purpose) over billions of years whereby you secrete hormones caused by external triggers.

Ask yourself – is this all that love is?

Our materialist culture has relegated Christianity into stupidity, at the same time as encouraging you to go out and buy; cards, roses, chocolates and jewellery to add meaning and purpose to what they believe is meaningless and purposeless. Can you see how ridiculous this is?

Without God your life is just chance, you are of zero consequence and “love” is just a chemical secretion from a soulless organism (you), so why bother celebrating it (or anything else for that matter).

If there is no God, why write love letters, why go on romantic trips, why get married? It’s all hypocrisy if you are an atheist!

Now we all know deep down that love is so much more than just a chemical reaction. – don’t we? This is why the world celebrates “Love” on Valentines day.

Because love is transcendent, love is beautiful and love is powerful.

So, if I may, I would now like to now park the atheist world view of what love is and get real with you!

Below is what the Bible says about “love”.

As you read it I would like you to ask yourselves which description more accurately describes what you know to be true of love.

A mere chemical imbalance of an advanced shaved ape (you) or…..

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self- seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails...”

Is the Bible’s definition of love more in line with what you believe to be true?

Does the Bible’s description of love more truly represent the wonderful truth of what we all know and celebrate on Valentine’s Day?

If you have answered “yes” to the above, then you have accepted that the Bible is correct in this case and that their is truth that exists outside of the material world.

1 John 4:7 says “Let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

God is love and just like Love, God cannot be seen, He cannot be touched and He cannot measured. Just like love, God can be felt and He is very real and should be celebrated and worshiped. (Now here comes the best bit 👇👇👇👇)

In the same way that you express your feelings to your beloved by giving them gifts this Valentine’s Day. The Bible teaches us that God expressed His immeasurable love for you in the gift of His Son – Jesus of Nazareth.

In love, God the Son left the Glory of Heaven to take on the likeness of human flesh as the historic person Jesus. So that He could experience this fallen world for Himself and come alongside us in it and live (on our behalf) the perfect life that we cannot on our behalf.

Then in the greatest act of love Jesus willingly presented Himself to die the death we all deserve (for rejecting the God of love), so that on the cross God’s justice could be satisfied and God’s Love revealed.

In the greatest act of love Jesus gave every part of Himself on the cross for those He loves, all so that we can be reunited with God, despite our willing rejection of Him.

Romans 5:7-8 says ”Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: that While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Jesus is the very pinnacle of loves expression, He is the full embodiment, the full revelation of God’s love to us and He offers all of Himself to you this Valentine’s Day.

Friends life is not simply material, there is so much more to it. The Atheists are wrong and how they celebrate “love” proves their hypocrisy. They give cards and roses to give meaning to what they claim is meaningless.

Love is not simply a Chemical reaction, it’s crazy, and you know it!

Just like God Himself love is beautiful, powerful, immeasurable and defies all logic. But isn’t it the most amazing of truths.

This Valentine’s Day the source of all love, Jesus Christ, calls you to follow Him.

Will you continue to live in the lie of our culture, or will you choose a greater joy that can set you free from our cultures material constraints?

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