Sunday, September 21, 2014

G-O-D: the Default Deity of Many Americans


If the God you worship, and I mean the real God you respond and relate to in your gut, if that God bears any or all of the following characteristics, you have the wrong God!  And I invite you to consider the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ as we see him in action in the Jesus of Nazareth we meet in the pages of the gospels of the New Testament. 

Distant

Domineering

Demanding

Disapproving

Damning

It is the great achievement of Philip Pullman to have skewered and put to death this G-O-D in his Dark Materials trilogy.  It is this G-O-D who oversaw the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis in World War II.  It is this G-O-D whose death Nietzsche announced in the 19th century.  It was this G-O-D who required the murder of Jesus on the cross in the first century.

Take another look in the gospels at Jesus and behold the true and living God!

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