Tuesday – November 2, 2021


“‘But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? ‘Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” - Romans 9:20

On January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine published the 47-page pamphlet “Common Sense”, which became an all-time best-selling American title. More than 2 million Americans read his work and Paine was dubbed “The Father of the American Revolution”. 

In 1794, Paine published a work entitled “The Age of Reason”.  Paine also devotes much of his pamphlet to challenging the authority of the Bible. He carries out his attack by listing out objections as he reads through the Bible; in fact, almost half the pamphlet is dedicated to this effort. The majority of his attacks involve claims to evidence against traditional authorship, accounts of divinely-mandated moral injustices, and contradictions within the text.

Because of his attacks on the Bible, President Teddy Roosevelt called Thomas Paine a 'Filthy Little Atheist,' and his legacy as the Father of the American Revolution has largely been forgotten.

The opposite of praising God is mocking and criticizing Him. Today in prayer, confess any sin of criticism and praise the Lord for He is good.

“The most insanely daring thing that any man can do, the most exceedingly foolish thing any man can do, the most desperately wicked thing that any man can do, is to reply against God, to enter into controversy with God, to criticize God, to condemn God. Yet that is what many people are doing.” - R.A. Torrey

God’s Word: “You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘You did not make me’? Can the pot say to the potter, ‘You know nothing’?” - Isaiah 29:16