The God Particle: Man Playing God Again
“But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest threof thou shalt surely die” – (Gen.2:17).
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat” – (Gen.3:4-6).
‘Science News – Critics Fear Collider Could
Doom Earth’ –
Scientists have been working for a generation to build the LHC particle collider, called the largest science experiment in history.
It consists of a ring of supercooled magnets 17 miles in circumference, buried
330 feet below the French-Swiss border. Scientists from Fermilab
By smashing pieces of matter together, creating energies and temperatures not seen since the universe’s earliest moments, the LHC could reveal the particles and forces that wrote the rules for everything that followed. It could help answer one of the most basic questions for any sentient being in our universe: What is this place? There’s one puzzle piece in particular that physicists hope to pick out of the debris from the LHC’s high energy collisions. Some call it the God Particle.”
6000 years ago man disobeyed God and ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and became as gods and this knowledge became the first sin. Eve and Adam, being tempted by Satan, followed Satan’s lie and committed man’s first sin and the curse entered planet earth; death upon the human race.
Contrary to the popular idea, man is not on the way up. He has suffered from a devastating fall. He is not evolving but it’s devolving because of devil-ution. His basic nature is not good but evil: all his innermost being has been disorientated by sin. The Bible confronts us with that truth in the beginning in Genesis, keeps it before us through the next 64 books, and ends in Revelation and the end of the world because of man’s sin.
Sin did not begin on earth; it began in heaven. It did not originate in the heart of a human being. It had its source in the bosom of a beautiful angelic being of the highest order, a cherubim. It entered the Garden of Eden full grown, introduced there by Satan disguised as a serpent. The being with whom Eve dealt was more than a match for her, except for one thing. She had the Word of God. With that word of truth to guide her, brief as it was in her day, she was more than a match for her foe. All the craft and cunning of the evil one would have availed him nothing had Eve simply responded to him with “it is written” as Jesus did when tempted by Satan in the wilderness.
Before his fall, Satan was known as Lucifer. “Thou are the anointed cherub… Thou was perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned… Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground…” – (Ezk.28:14-17). Lucifer was full of godly wisdom. Next to God he was the most brilliant and brightest being in the universe, possessed of the highest of all created intelligences. Now a fallen creature, he retains his wisdom but it is a wisdom warped, bent, and twisted by sin. Satan is still a genius, but an evil genius; the evil genius of Genesis. He now uses his genius to influence for evil and not good. And this is exactly where mankind is at now because of the fall, we are using our knowledge to burn up the world soon.
Lucifer said in his pride “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God… I will be like the most high” – (Is.14:13,14). Satan played God and he has spread the same evil character to man through sin, so that now man continues to eat from the tree of worldly wisdom; yea gorging himself upon it, and not much caring whether his wisdom brings him good or evil. He just keeps eating and filling his proud and sinful heart with more and more knowledge and continues to play God like his evil genius tempter. Science means ‘knowledge’ and Eve and Adam were the first scientists eating from the tree of knowledge and playing God. O the evil and proud hearts of man who, like Eve, refuse to believe God’s Word and instead believe Satan’s word. The whole temptation of Eve hinged on the matter of belief. Who would she believe, Satan or God? In salvation, God brings man back to the very point of departure and insists on belief in God’s Word as the great essential. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that beleiveth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36).
O yes, the God Particle. Man refuses to believe the first verse in God’s
Word – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” – (Gen.1:1). God is
no puzzle piece. He has declared himself as the creator of the universe from
the beginning, but man will not believe it. And so we have particle physicists
and atom-smashers and colliders. Believe Jesus
Christ. It is written of Christ – “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” – (Col.2:3). God is the one who created all
the particles and units of matter and energy as molecules, atoms, protons,
electrons, etc, all His building blocks of the universe. And when He created
man out of atoms we shouldn’t be surprised that He named him Adam. And the unsaved
O the foolishness of the wisdom of this world – “…hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world” – (I Cor.1:20). Man studies the particles of ‘matter’ and doesn’t know like Job – “seeing the root of the matter is found in me” – (Job ). Then Job repented of his sins and got right with God – (Job 42:6). King David knew the truth of the ‘matter’ – “Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me” – (Ps.13:1). David kept clear of ‘matters’ that were beyond him and things too high for him. He was not proud and lofty like the scientists today studying the particles of matter that is God’s business and much, much too high for man. David knew better than to meddle in matters that were over his head and were God’s concern. David studied God’s Word and in so doing obtained true Godly wisdom. He didn’t play God.
The root of the matter is found in the sins of man. And the Lord Jesus came down to earth to solve the sin problem and death which is the punishment of sin. Scientists with their tiny little brains think that they can find out how our universe runs. They are very proud and they are playing God like Lucifer the evil Genius. Jesus said – “I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” – (Jn.11:25). Now that’s the root of the matter and that’s what is the ‘matter’ with man. Sin and death is the matter. Now that’s the greatest problem of man that Jesus came to solve. That’s exactly what Easter is all about – Christ dying on the cross of sin and resurrecting from death three days later as our proof of His promise of eternal life.
Are you saved and born again unto eternal life? If not, repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will be saved from your sins and hell and become a newborn creature in Christ. You will be changed into a new holy creature inwardly and one day you will receive a new body outwardly, changed in the twinkling of an eye. Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. It’s a spiritual birth and a down payment on an eternal body and eternal life. “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life: and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” – (I Jn.5:11,12).
The heart of the matter is what’s the matter with you in your heart. Sin is killing you and by repenting of sin and exercising faith in Christ, you can conquer death and have eternal life – “The wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.6:23). O don’t spurn the grace and mercy and love of God in His dear Son on the cross as your atonement for sin or the wrath of God abideth upon you. “He that beleiveth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that beleiveth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36). “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations…” – (Lk.24:47).
Quit playing God and be saved by God.
Follow after God’s wisdom and not worldly wisdom.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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