May 5

Dragon Taxonomy

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

(John 8:31-32) ESV

Being able to believe the Bible is more wonderful than you can imagine. Among other things we get to study dragons because they’re real.

You may regard the Bible as archaic, the deluded scrawl of Bronze Age goat herders who didn’t know where the sun went at night, but that’s just what Satan wants you to think. His plan is that you’ll wake up in hell one day and it’ll be too late to do anything about it. Yes, hell is real.

Hell is real and just about everyone everywhere has this nagging feeling that something isn’t right. For some it’s really bad, but for most folk who are moderately successful, living a moderate life and working to support their moderate families, life is busy and complicated but it’s all figured out. You play by the rules and everything is okay. You go to work, pick up the kids, donate to charity, and life is what is it. So why is it bothering you?

Why are we in love with fantasy fiction like Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” or Martin’s “Game of Thrones?” Why are we fans of the SciFi reality of Star Trek, where humanity has solved all of its problems and is now boldly going to solve everyone else’s?

Escapism. The nagging feeling doesn’t have to be dealt with If we are constantly distracted. Take your pick on distractions: stress is a good one; being busy; exercise, doing sports, drugs, alcohol; sex; the list goes on. Entertainment, the most addictive drug to ever blindside the FDA.

What if you could combine the things you love in your distracting escapism AND deal with the nagging feeling at the back of your mind? What if you could come to know the living God and have absolute assurance that you’re going to inherit everlasting life, all while satisfying your intellectual cravings?

What if the former distraction of the Game of Thrones dragons could become a way in which you come into a more intimate fellowship with our creator? What if you could have peace in your heart and learn about the taxonomy of dragons because they really did exist and they are part of the history of our world?

Read the whole post at mattysparadigm.org.

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