Bethel Baptist Church

"For from Him and to Him and through Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen." Romans 11:36

The Beacon

In the Bible, the wise person is not the one who simply has knowledge, but the one who knows how to apply that knowledge to life and as a result, he lives well. Wisdom is the application of knowledge to some end, using the best means. When we say that God is wise, we are speaking of the application of His knowledge toward some end. A good definition is found in Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology. God's wisdom is ". . . that perfection of God whereby He applies His knowledge to the attainment of His ends in a way which glorifies Him most" (Berkhof, Systematic Theology, 69).

It is an amazing thing to think about and we see the blending of God's attributes at this point. God applies His perfect knowledge by His unlimited power and His glorious sovereignty to His creation in order to demonstrate His unsearchable wisdom and to attain the goals established by His holy will. So the question, at this point, becomes 'What are God's ends?' or 'What is He trying to accomplish by the application of His knowledge?'

A.W. Tozer said, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." He is exactly right. If Heaven is real, Hell is real, the Bible is true, Jesus is God, the resurrection happened, and judgment is coming, then what we think about God is of utmost importance, of eternal importance.

How many times have we gotten into trouble because of what we thought about something? My brother and I thought we'd put the fire out, and burned down the barn. I thought I had the car in a controlled slide on a gravel road, only to take out a whole lot of barbed wire fencing. I thought I could land a small jump on my motorcycle, only to come down on the front wheel and go head over heels. I also remember the time I thought I'd get out of the path of a wildly swerving car in a snowstorm, only to pull off the road into a driveway that turned out to be a ditch.

Vicente & Fanny Vieira

With warm gratitude for your lovely partnership we continue daily praying and praising for your faithful life and service in the Kingdom of God.

Certainly meanwhile worldly people are living terrible behaviors openly in rebellion against our God, we must live and minister according to His love and will, asking everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost.

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son but the Father alone. (Matthew 24:35-36, NAS) In contrast, Colossians 1:13-16 says, "His dear Son... Who is the image of the invisible God... For by Him were all things created." Many times Christ claims to be the Creator God. "I and My Father are one." (John 1:30 Omniscience, is an attribute of Christ, our God, which means that He has all knowledge.

WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2012
6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Inside-Out Night