Saturday, November 19, 2016

Antibiotics vs. Probiotics

I see that the record low for this date is 15°, to which I can say, "Not anymore!" The weather site says that it is a mere 8° outside and the house is making those noises that say, "It's really cold outside me!" as the furnace works to make it tolerable in here. A morning like this reminds one to pay that utility bill with a thankful heart. Now to the combat at hand.

The dentist prescribed antibiotics; I take probiotic supplements. So, in the war of antibiotics versus probiotics, who will win? It is tempting to bet on the professional biotics, because professional usually means skillful or accomplished. Anyone who has had a run in with a bad contractor or plumber will often say that he was less than professional. The reason behind this rather silly analogy is to address the temptation to believe the lie that God vs. Satan is a battle of equal opposites.

The Bible begins with God creating the heavens and the earth. If there were an opposing equal, would this creation have happened? Only later does the Serpent enter the story and cause trouble. Then there is the word given to Isaiah:

​“How you are fallen from heaven,
​​O Lucifer, son of the morning!
​​How you are cut down to the ground,
​​You who weakened the nations! (14:12)

Other passages in the Bible speak of our God standing alone and there is none like Him; the Bible does not tell of an equal with an opposite agenda. There cannot be two almighty forces or there would be a cancelling out. The Lord our God is the Almighty. In fact, at the end of this age, we are comforted by God sending one of His angels to chain the Adversary and toss him into the bottomless pit.

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. (Rev 20:1-3)

That could never happen to an enemy of equal power and might, especially when one of the servants is sufficient to toss out the Accuser for a thousand years!

Have a faithful and rejoicing Saturday in Christ Jesus!


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