Monday, May 05, 2008

How Do You Start A Revolution?

Oasis once sang, 'I'm gonna start a revolution from my bed.' How Do You Start A Revolution? The simple answer is, with one person.

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Within about ten generations of creating an earth that the Creator himself had described as 'very good', the situation was nothing short of disastrous:
The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. (Gen 6:5-6)


God faces a dilemma. Is the situation so catastrophic that he should just give up hope? You and I certainly would. Not God. Instead he sets about starting a revolution; a revolution of love to conquer all evil. And the revolution starts with just one man - Noah.

From Noah the revolution gains momentum and builds in number. First there's the family of Abraham. Then Moses and King David help to establish the nation of Israel. Finally it's realised that the good news of Jesus is open and accessible to the whole world.

From the one man of Noah, Gods revolution has today reached over 2 billion people on this earth.

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