But such a God is unacceptable to the "reasonable" these days. So the one true God is exchanged for a scaled down man sized version. Having disposed of any concept of eternal accountability, reason then finds its own existence in jeopardy as well.
Who was our God?
In describing the attributes of God, the same God to which this nation was once beholden, Christians use words like these:
- Jehovah-Jireh,(God my provider)
- Jehovah-Rapha, (God my Healer)
- Jehovah-Roi, (God my Shepherd)
- Jehovah-Shalom, (God my Peace)
Using these same words, on the other hand, one can also determine, regardless of lip service, who actually fills the position of God in one's life. A little contemplation on this may reveal how government has taken on God like status in our current state of affairs. It looks a little like this:
- Gov.-Jireh, (the government that provides for me)
- Gov.-Rapha, (the government that provides health care for me)
- Gov.-Roi (the government that tells me what to do)
- Gov.-Shalom ( )
- Changing of the global temperature
- A life free from worry
- Increased spending with less taxation
- National security without a strong military or intelligence gathering
- A moral economic environment without moral standards
- The power to change the sea levels
- To teach that even though life evolved from nothing and is heading to eternal nothingness, it is ultimately meaningful.
- Creating wealth by printing money.
- The expending of infinite amounts of fiat-"wealth" so that the people can be assured of sowing as they desire without concerning themselves with what type of harvest will spring.
- The creation of new energy sources simply by the denial of access to old ones, sort of like cutting off ones legs believing that wings will grow without considering life without either.
- as a man sows, so shall he reap
- man was created by an all powerful God
- that their are eternal consequences to our actions
- that life has meaning
- there are limits to what government can do to absolve us form our actions
- there are absolute standards by which we must live in order to have an abundant life; both individually and corporately as a nation