By David J. Stewart | January 2009 | Updated July 2015
Psalms 50:22, “Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces.”
I recently viewed a YouTube video by the late comedian, George Carlin, titled “Religion is Bullsh*t.” Click here for a transcript version. Sadly, Mr. Carlin is almost assuredly burning in Hell this moment, having died in his sins. In John 14:6 Jesus plainly stated: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Carlin was an open atheist, who plainly denied the existence of God.
Unbelievers have always placed God on trial, demanding “proof” of His existence. Any honest person KNOWS that God exists... “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20, King James Bible).
After watching George Carlin's blasphemous video, I couldn't help but think about the ridiculous theories of Evolution, and how unsaved people blindly, without question, accept the lame and unscientific theories of Evolution by faith. The unsaved world looks for answers to satisfy the MIND; but the Bible proclaims that salvation is of the HEART... “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness...” (Romans 10:10, King James Bible). Interestingly, 2nd Corinthians 4:4 warns us that Satan blinds THE MIND... “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
Romans 1:21 states: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” Salvation is a matter of the heart. Long before Mr. Carlin decided there was no God, he admittedly “tried to believe in God.” As with many folks, Carlin expected God to do things his way; but God works in His own way...
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:7,8).
I liked George Carlin. He spoke his mind about various topics and made no apologies for his opinions. I admire that. I think Carlin was a nice guy. I am very sad that Mr. Carlin denied the Bible, Jesus Christ and God. I certainly don't enjoy knowing that he is almost assuredly in Hell. The Bible warns in 2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9...
“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.”
If the Bible is true, and I believe It is 100%, then George Carlin died and went to Hell according to 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9, because he refused to obey the Gospel. I didn't say that, God did.
Carlin's video is compelling and he makes some really strong arguments why God doesn't exist; but he fails to mention all the reasons why we SHOULD believe that God exists. The very question of where life originated begs the existence of God. It couldn't have just happened. The very notion that the universe began with a Big Bang is absurd. How big is the universe? Can it have an end? If so, what exists beyond that boundary? The answer is impossible by all human logic and scientific evidence. Where did time begin? Can time have a beginning, or ending? How could there be no beginning of time? The only answer is God.
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” —Acts 26:18
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