Hello people, how are you? Hope you all are doing fine. Today I would like to the so called world’s concept of God.
There are many in this world who claim to believe in God but most people’s belief go only to the extent that they believe there is such a thing as a God. They are rarely led to think and dwell on their concept of God. To them God is someone who is consistently sitting on a throne getting critical over what is right and wrong. This concept of God seems to be almighty only when it comes to dishing out punishment and such people rarely see beyond this. The flaw with this concept is that it puts mans action outside the control of God. The word “Lord” means one who is in control but the world’s concept of God is a concept where the people have more control over their destiny than their god does himself. The world’s concept of Almighty God goes only as far as that He is One. The reason it has not gone beyond that is because, world religions have cashed in on the flaw to control people and it becomes more of politics than a relationship with God. What world religions have done is that they have taken the doubts that people have about God, they have they magnified these doubt and presented it back to the people in the form of religion and the reason mostly people accept it at heart is because a trace of that doubt already exist within them and they are really not accepting something new.
World religions have taken the concept of people controlling their destiny whether it may be heaven or hell, they have then cashed in on this concept, by giving people a list of things to do, to make it to heaven. So religions claiming to be God’s truth actually give in to the doubt people have about God because the people responsible for these religions are in essence no different from the world.
5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
The world may not understand this but the very act of trying to get God’s attention by praying as many times, sacrificing animals, fasting, going to religious place and performing lengthy rituals, draws a picture of a god who is outside the control of the actions of a man, which indicates this god is not truly sovereign because there is this area concerning him over which he has no control, indicating this god who may be one or many is not truly Almighty and surely not God.
I don’t know what makes people in the world think that a certain work of fasting, praying and charity makes them fully eligible to be citizens of heaven. You see these people have already judged themselves and found themselves to be right. They have found no need to wait till the day of judgment, their religion may talk of judgment day but their religion has already given them the tools as to what act will get what, a big contradictory booboo if you ask me. God’s judgment is best left with God because even the best of good works can have ulterior motives and the Bible says God judges our hidden thoughts.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
4 have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
What takes people to heaven is a relationship with God and not a list of dos and don’ts because at the end of it all if God’s invitation to heaven was because of what a person in particular has done then that god seems no different from any carnal man in the world who likes to only invite home the people who have made a good life for themselves. It is important for you to know that God is more responsible for what a man achieves than the man is himself. It is to this extent that God is sovereign and so heaven cannot be given on the basis what a man religiously does because the essence of that line of thinking is a man taking credit for himself and earning his way into the house of God. If such a concept ever had any substance to it then it spells bad news for that god because if he is outside the life of the very person who is in his house then how much control does he really have over those who rebel against him and what can this god then really do to help the situation? Ironically this situation is titled “The helpless god”. It must be understood here that even if the free will of man to do right and wrong was infinite like the grains of sand on the seashore then too that free is automatically kept in check within the vastness of the infinite universe in which that free will seashore seems nothing and just as all the change that happens in the universe is a constant in the same way all of man’s free choices are completely covered under the sovereign will of God. The good thing about this is that no matter how bad the situation of life may be for a particular person, it is never too late for him to turn to God.
The essence of Salvation is in people accepting what God has done for them rather than God accepting what the people have done for Him because the credit for the good the people have done goes to God but for some reason these religiously righteous people unknowingly seem to take that glory from God and wallow in it themselves. They do not understand that the god in their concept is not really God because their religion has striped this god of being sovereign and so he really cannot be called Lord if the Salvation of man is in the hands of man himself.
The job scenes in this world are so unstable, there are strikes, people being made redundant, companies are liquidating, people may be unstable but why do they have to apply this unstable picture to God in the form of world religions, where your relationship with God is all dependent on what you are doing for Him. People are subconsciously saying that their god is no better than them and they may not admit it but when God acts in their lives they will not always take it in the manner that reflects that God is good because they see no distinction the thoughts of God from their own.
7 let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Religious leaders are disguised politicians, they have seen the flawed ideology of people wanting to do something for God, as though God was some inanimate object that does nothing Himself, the religious leaders have seen this made the best of it, they have given the world such an extensive list of dos and don’ts as though they were telling the world, go knock yourself out! In doing so they have taken control of people at large and that is exactly what they were looking for; power. It must be understood that God is the source and the very breath of life. Ignorance about who God really is is actually spiritual death. Through out history people have been bullied by leaders who in the name of God have kick started religious movements. Allow me to quote scripture for you.
Matthew 24:24-26, 28
24 For ..false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.25 See, I have told you beforehand.26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it…28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
So you see God warns people through the Bible that there will be power hungry people coming as religious leaders, whom the Bible refers to as vultures that feed on people who are actually dead where their relationship with God is concerned.
The reason I am writing this, is to tell you that your way to heaven depends on the restoration of your relationship with God. Let me tell you that it is not something you can do yourself because you don’t have what it takes but God has already worked that out for you. So my friend if you willing to look beyond what you can do and look at a God who can do much more then you have a proposition of a business relationship with God at hand. God had to work out your wages of sin, He is not a performer of justice but He is Justice Himself, which He (Son) had to bear His (Father) own wrath for the people in whom His Spirit would make His (God) temple. So if you are willing to look at this sacrificial act of God beyond your religiously cultured initiatives to impress God then and only then you will be reconciled to God because you have in essence placed God over yourself and given Him the rightful position as Almighty and Sovereign.