When the Leper Naaman sought a cure for his dread disease, he was told by the prophet of God to go dip seven times in the river Jordan (II Kings 5). But Naaman was evidently a proud man and wanted to argue with God. He was a man of some importance in his own nation of Syria, and he displayed a spirit not unlike some in our society who are pushing an agenda of sin. He said, “Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean?” (II Kings 5:12) And the Bible says, “He want away in a rage.” Naaman was insulted and didn’t like God’s plan and began to argue with God!
It is the same “spirit of Naaman” that the LGBTQ is pushing the foolish transgenderism movement and its concept that gender (sex) is malleable (capable of being altered). Their goal is the destruction of the family unit and traditional marriage between a man and woman. Both the Bible and science clearly refute this lie (Deut. 22:5). Don’t argue with God!
The Bible is filled with many examples of God’s refusal for man to have or do certain things that are wrong and sinful. Among these is the occasion when men once thought they could build a tower that would reach unto heaven (Gen. 11). Plans were made, work on the tower began, but this was not at all according to God’s will. These people had to deal with God who had the last word, “No.” Don’t argue with God!
The sin of homosexuality is also not according to God’s will and is going in the wrong direction. Those who practice this sin will also have to take God’s answer of “No” at the final judgment. The punishment of the homosexuals of Sodom and Gomorrah was a complete annihilation. Don’t argue with God!
We find that on another occasion God said “No” to Pharaoh and the Egyptians when they tried to cross the Red Sea in pursuit of the Israelites (Ex. 14:27). Since they were working against God, they were going in the wrong direction.
Today in our society, the left-wing states are also going in the wrong direction with late-term abortions that is nothing less than first-degree murder and a license to kill a pre-born child at will. It is the same “Spirit of Pharaoh” we see with those on the left who were fighting against God; but they will lose. Don’t argue with God!
We see that on another occasion, there was a man by the name of Balaam who pursued a course that was against God’s will. God sent an angel to stand in the path as an adversary against him (Num. 22:24). Don’t argue with God!
The Quran and Muslims are also pursuing a course that is against God’s will. The Quran promotes brutal violence toward all unbelievers with its false doctrine of hate. It encourages all followers (each and every one) to be violent (Sura 2:191). The Muslim cannot hope to succeed when they go against God’s will. Don’t argue with God!
On another occasion, God had to say “No” to the Israelites who were trying to take a short-cut to the Land of Canaan (Num. 20:17). God always knows what is best, and no arrangement of His can be improved upon.
The Bible makes it clear that national sovereignty includes defined borders (Acts 17:26). It is arguing with God to support open borders. Don’t argue with God!
We cannot expect any forgiveness from God, unless we walk in the direction He is going. Even at the judgment, some will try to argue with God (Matt. 7:21-23). Don’t argue with God!
--- Earl Sutton, Ed.D.