By Ernest O'Neill

The Great Lie We are Born With

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

Now I want to share with you one word that I just know God wants to speak to some of you today. It’s Psalm 37:5 and it’s something that God says to you about anything that is worrying you to death, anything that’s just worrying you to death. Psalm 37:5, "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act." “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” We human beings, especially with our Western educational system, have a great misconception about life and it is loved ones a misconception, and the misconception is this: that we are meant to handle everything that life throws at us with the aid of our education and our own will power, and if we don’t do that, we are less than men, we are less than women, we are less than mature adults or human beings. Now that misconception comes from a lie that our forefathers espoused away at the beginning of creation and I’ll show you the lie. It’s in Genesis 3:5, "For God knows that when you eat of it,” that is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you’ll be like God, knowing good and evil."

That was the lie, and Adam passed that on down through all the teachers and all the school teachers, and all the moms and dads right down to our present day, and we are encouraged to believe that if we just know the difference between good and evil, if we just know what is right to do, and what is wrong to do, then we will be God. And we will be able to handle everything that comes to us in our lives by our own unaided effort. And so, we tend to live that way. Now the killer is this: reality and the whole purpose of life make that impossible. The whole purpose of life itself, the whole reason why the Creator put you and me on this earth actually contradicts that completely and utterly.