That was in the beginning. But since there is nothing new under the Sun, humanity is destined to make the same mistake twice. The book of Revelation records mankind’s final attempt to build a world without God. This time it will be the notorious one-world government of the Antichrist. But this last world empire is doomed to fail, which it will.
In between those two colossal fiascos are the similar repeated attempts of individual people to construct their world without God. Call them atheists, or agnostics, or just self-centered. Whatever the label, the rejection of God is the same. With those of Luke 19:14 they cry out, “We will not have this man (God) reign over us.”
But does life work without God? The answer is an emphatic “NO” and God gave a visual illustration of this in our Solar System. For centuries it was believed that our Solar System was geocentric; that is, it revolved around the Earth. Then along came a guy named Nicolai Copernicus who dared to propose that the Sun, not the Earth, was at the center. Rather than being geocentric, Copernicus argued that our Solar System is heliocentric. Earth isn’t the center of it all; the Sun is!
There is a lesson to be learned here. The psalmist said, “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1). The very heavens testify that we are not the center of things. Just as the Solar System works with the Sun as its center, so life works when Jesus Christ the Son is at the center.
The ruins of the Tower of Babel, the smoldering ashes of the future one-world government, not to mention the strewn wreckage that follows godless living all stand as timeless warnings that life without God at the center doesn’t work. So look and learn! As we stand at start of a brand new year, put God at the center of your world. Be Christ-centric. Let it all revolve around Him.
Pastor Todd Weston