Monday, November 21, 2016

"The True God"

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him".  1 John 4:16
I grew up watching the old original Star Trek with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.  I still like to watch them sometimes.  The other night I was watching an episode where they encountered the ancient Roman god Apollo.  On the program Apollo demanded worship and used force to make them comply.  He was selfish, self-centered and hateful.  As I watched the program something stood out to me about the characteristics of this false god.  I want to share it with you because every false god that has been worshipped from the time after the fall of mankind in the garden until now all have the same characteristics.   
These are the characteristics of false gods:  They demand your worship and if you don't give it to them they threaten you with pain or death.  They also take away your free will.  It is either serve them or else.  You have no freedom of choice.  You become a mindless "robot" doing their bidding.  Thirdly, they do not show any love.  They are filled with hate.  Look back in history.  Baal forced worship.  Molech demanded child sacrifice.  The Roman gods took revenge on their subjects if they didn't obey them.  Today certain religious groups kill in the name of their god.
I talked about this to show you the difference between the true and the false and remind you that there is ONLY One True God.  A true God does not demand worship.  The True and Living God desires a relationship with us.  He doesn't force us into one.  He gives us free will to love Him and serve Him.  He didn't take away our free will.  He give us choice.  The choice is up to us individually.  He gave mankind the choice to obey or disobey in the Garden of Eden, even though He knew he would disobey.  The greatest difference between the True and false is LOVE.  The false gods demonstrate hate.  The True God demonstrates love.  Even while we were yet sinners-- enemies rebelling against God-- He sent His Son Jesus into the world to be the sacrifice for our sins.  Even when we rebelled against Him through disobedience He came to our rescue.  He didn't demand our sacrifice in order to please Him, He was our sacrifice.  He loved us so much that He didn't spare even His Only Begotten Son for us.  He is love.
Why are you serving false gods?  Why are you serving and worshipping those who aren't real but are demanding and full of hate?  There is a true God who loves you beyond your ability to comprehend.  He gave Himself for you so that you could have abundant and eternal life.  He is the only One who has given instead of taken.  He loves you and is worthy of your love, devotion and worship.
Have a great day.  There is only One True God, and He is Love. 

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