If we do not believe in the laws of gravity, will our beliefs stop us from the consequences of falling? As a rule, decisions we make are based on what we believe to be true – thus there will always be consequences as a result of our beliefs.
We should really consider what we believe. If our beliefs are based on a scientific theory like evolution (lack of supportable evidence means it is a theory, not a fact) we believe we are cosmic accidents with no high purpose – born simply to breed, suffer and die.
Sadly this is the grim message being taught as fact to our children in schools. They quickly learn the irony that the ultimate point of evolution is that all existence is ultimately pointless. As a society we are now reaping the consequences – in high suicides rates, depression, lack of direction, lack of hope, break-down of family, rampant crime and a mass dependency on drugs. If, as a society, we believe and teach that our existence is ultimately pointless, do we think there will be no repercussions?
The Bible states: ‘The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1)’; even though God’s handiwork is plainly seen in creation (Psalm 19:1). If we reject the biblical claim of God and Jesus Christ, what are the consequences if we are wrong? John 3:36 says: “He who believes in the Son (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
There are always repercussions to our beliefs. Even if we fence-sit or say we believe in nothing, all our decisions will be based accordingly and we should consider the cost – both individually and collectively as a nation.
So what are the consequences of a belief in Christianity? It offers everlasting salvation, a code of integrity, a sense of purpose, a hope for the future and a meaning to all existence. (John 3:16)