Saturday, 2 February 2019

Saturday Song: The Electric Light Orchestra, "Mission: A New World Record"

Being a science fiction fan, this song naturally appealed to me when I heard it in January of 1977. In it, an alien is sent to the planet Earth to be an observer. He takes up his position at a place called the Mission of the Sacred Heart and notes the unfortunate humans coming there.

Hear this beautiful song here.

To some folks, it seems like God is just sitting and watching the world go to hell. Because he permits all sorts of inequities to occur, they assume he doesn't care.

But we see that he does work in ways mysterious to the unsaved world. Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 3:16 (KJV), "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

Paul also mentioned this mystery in Colossians 1:27 (KJV), "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"

Additionally, we have a privilege which the prophets of old never had. Look at what 1 Peter 1:10 (KJV) reveals. "Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:"

What a privilege being saved is! To the world, it's foolishness but to us it's the height of wisdom. No wonder Satan works so hard to keep the world blind to such a magnificent truth. They'd reject his lies if they only knew.

On Monday, I'll post about repentance and what the Bible says about this important step of Christian life.

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