More and more you are hearing the word universe instead of the word God. People are saying the universe had a better plan. The universe intervened in my behalf. The universe wants things to work out a different way.
Not only is this agnostic, but it is also hedonistic, heathenistic, foolish, and unwise. So many people do not want to acknowledge God. What is so scary about saying the word God? Oh, yes, I know. That means we have to acknowledge the Almighty Creator of the universe.
To me this is a very offensive word. There is no such thing as The Universe. Is it something that has a personality and a mind? According to these ignorant people it is apparently. This is just another satanic trick. The universe was made by the Almighty. He is the one who makes the plans and intercedes in our behalf, not some unknown vague entity.
This is reminiscent of the biblical passage in which the Apostle Paul visited Mars Hill. This is where the Greeks loved to gather and speculated in a philosophical way. Paul wanted to witness to these people. He accused them of being superstitious. He found an altar with the inscription,” TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.”
He further said they were ignorant in their worship, and he was there to declare the truth to them. He lambasted them for worshiping that which was made with man’s hands. Then he declared the truth about Christ the Creator and the Savior. In Acts 17 he confronted them and said, “in him (Christ) we live, and move, and have our being.”
He TOLD THEM ABOUT THE RESURRECTION OF Christ AND THEY MOCKED HIM. They invited him to return to hear again for what he had to say. His answer was to leave them with a handful of believers.
There is no difference between these philosophical nonsensical speculators than those who are so misguided that instead of talking about the real true God they speak of the universe. This is very important! We must repent of our sins and acknowledge God for whom he is. Be done with this universe talk. Be done with not trying to offend anybody by saying the word God! Be DONE WITH THE IDOLS THAT WE HAVE SET IN OUR MINDS THAT ARE PHILOSOPHICAL and vague.
No wonder Paul said, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8) Do not call me unkind for the words that I’ve just said. Would I be unkind for smashing in your car window to rescue you from the fire it is holding? My purpose is to smash the talk of universe. We are living in a foolish time of history. Furthermore, Paul said, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.”
The next time you hear someone use the word universe instead of the word of God, ask them to explain what the universe is. Ask them to explain what power or mind or love the universe has. Ask them to explain how the universe can change men for the good. Do not allow anyone to deceive you by using the word universe. It is nonsensical. It is anti-God.